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Hispanic/ Latino old wives tales!

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Since Mena is doing their old wives tales, I thought it would be fun to share some of ours! Let's share old wives tales from our countries!!
I'll start:

*Don't walk underneath a ladder or you will not get married
*It's bad luck if a black cat walks in front of you
*Can't find something? Tie Pontius Pilate! tie a knot on a handkerchief, say the prayer, and you will find what you couldn't before. Remember to untie Pontius afterward!
*Wear something red/ a red cord bracelet to avoid the evil eye/ jealousy's evil

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Saludos,
Caro

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well i guess lol back to the evil eye u know the one ur head hurt cuz someone gave u the evil eye and grammy gets the egg out to get rid of it, then of course there is dont let anyone sweep the broom over ur feet or u will never marry
if u see a child so cute touch it so it dont get sick even if u dont know the family
if u watch a dog poop u get sty in th eye
and also same as mena dont let anyone get ur hair or nails cuz they can put a spell on u
oh yes and any latin house always has a ghost lol
if someone dies leave cold water in a clear glass in the window so they can drink
im sure i will remember more as the day goes on but thats what sticks in my mind the most

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Good ones estadia! laughing.gif
Do you come from a hispanic family?

*All pregnant women's craving should be tended to, or the baby will be marked. I have a small red birth mark on the back of my right arm and my grandma was convinced that it was a craving for strawberries that was not satisfied tongue_ss.gif
*Don't sit on a cold surface (like marble) or you will never have children unsure.gif

Saludos,
Caro

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yes i was born in Guatemala and my mom is Basque that adopted me in the states so i get hit from A LOT of spanish wives tales lol




ohhhhh and lets not forget

if a baby has the hiccups put small dot of something red on its fore head
dont cut a babies nails too soon or they will have trouble talking
if a baby is given a lot of water it will talk early

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One more see if I can get you guys to wake up tongue_ss.gif

*spilling salt is bad luck. If you spill salt, then you have to throw a little over your shoulder to avoid it
*Breaking a mirror will bring 7 years of bad luck
*Do not open an umbrella inside the house, it will bring bad luck
*A face with freckles will be a loved face (cara con pecas, cara querida smile.gif )

Saludos,
Caro

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* Dont walk bare foot cuz you'll catch a disease;

* If someone touches your feet with a broom you'll marry and old rich guy.

* If you open an umbrella indoors you will never get married.

* If a baby gets the hiccups you put a red thread on his forehead and it will go away.

PS: Estadia I didn't know you were guatemalan too smile.gif Edited by eric_and_teresa

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QUOTE (eric_and_teresa @ Dec 21 2008, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
* Dont walk bare foot cuz you'll catch a disease;

* If someone touches your feet with a broom you'll marry and old rich guy.

* If you open an umbrella indoors you will never get married.

* If a baby gets the hiccups you put a red thread on his forehead and it will go away.

PS: Estadia I didn't know you were guatemalan too smile.gif




yup short guatemalan lol,
oh has anyone heard this one if u put a mans hat on a bed someone will die? my grammy used to say that one and really freak out if someone put a mans hat on her bed.
and when a childs navel cord comes off bury it in the dirty and the child will return to where the cord was buried? there are alot of strange ones out there lol



if u have a husband that drinks spit in his beer with out him knowing he will stop

if u have a husband that swears give him cold water in the mornings he will stop

some are just too silly lol

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QUOTE (estadia @ Dec 21 2008, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh has anyone heard this one if u put a mans hat on a bed someone will die? my grammy used to say that one and really freak out if someone put a mans hat on her bed.


Yep, my Mexican/Basque grandmother was a stickler for that one and it somehow seeped into my consciousness too -- I found my husband's hat on the bed today and FREAKED out! Turned out it had fallen on the floor, and my visiting British mum-in-law picked it up and put it there. Guess she didn't know about the dooooooooom... laughing.gif

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QUOTE (eric_and_teresa @ Dec 22 2008, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
* Dont walk bare foot cuz you'll catch a disease;

* If someone touches your feet with a broom you'll marry and old rich guy.


* If you open an umbrella indoors you will never get married.

* If a baby gets the hiccups you put a red thread on his forehead and it will go away.

PS: Estadia I didn't know you were guatemalan too smile.gif


Ah...see in Puerto Rico they say the opposite, that if someone te pasa la escoba en los pies, nunca te casaras!! laughing.gif

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do not brush your hair on the bed, or it will make travelers late/ No te peines en la cama que los viajantes se van a atrasar

QUOTE (almeja @ Dec 24 2008, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Arrojar arroz en un a boda
BUENA SUERTE: Antiguamente se tiraban trocitos de dulce a la novia, como símbolo de felicidad y de fertilidad. Pero en la época de vacas flacas se les tiraba trigo o arroz, ya que era bastante más barato.


laughing.gif no sabia esa!
bah, si se que se tira el arroz pero no sabia que esa era la razon

Saludos,
Caro

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QUOTE (JVKn'CVO @ Dec 21 2008, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good ones estadia! laughing.gif
Do you come from a hispanic family?

*All pregnant women's craving should be tended to, or the baby will be marked. I have a small red birth mark on the back of my right arm and my grandma was convinced that it was a craving for strawberries that was not satisfied tongue_ss.gif
*Don't sit on a cold surface (like marble) or you will never have children unsure.gif

Saludos,
Caro


hahahha that pregnant women tale is also very closely believed in El Salvador.
I worked in an office with many pregnant women and believe me we ALL ran out of the office to get them whatever they wanted when they were pregnant, because if she didnt get it, the baby would come out looking like a mango if she didnt get the mango she wanted hahaha

and babies also were given Ultra Special Bracelets that parents would tie on their wrists to ward off 'Ojo' hahhaha

geez...

QUOTE (JVKn'CVO @ Dec 25 2008, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
do not brush your hair on the bed, or it will make travelers late/ No te peines en la cama que los viajantes se van a atrasar


bueno y esa no es una cancion de los Enanitos Verdes????

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