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Postby Johnny39 » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 1:27 pm

If there is a similar thread to this on SL please ignore this one and point me in the right direction. As a kid I was always getting pulled-up for minor misdemeanours in the house such as, leaving your knife & fork crossed on your plate after a meal or putting shoes on the table, opening an umbrella in the house and something you never ever did was throw old bread on the fire. I'm sure other contributors must have more don'ts and even do's that spring to mind from time to time and even the reasons for doing or not doing them. Be interesting to find out.
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Postby Trojan » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:34 pm

Johnny39 wrote:
If there is a similar thread to this on SL please ignore this one and point me in the right direction. As a kid I was always getting pulled-up for minor misdemeanours in the house such as, leaving your knife & fork crossed on your plate after a meal or putting shoes on the table, opening an umbrella in the house and something you never ever did was throw old bread on the fire. I'm sure other contributors must have more don'ts and even do's that spring to mind from time to time and even the reasons for doing or not doing them. Be interesting to find out.

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Postby Uno Hoo » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:37 pm

You've obviously been well brought up, Johnny!

But why would anyone want to put shoes on the table?

A former colleague of mine, 40-odd years ago, once said it would bring bad luck.

It would do in our house - pretty quickly!
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Postby Chrism » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:44 pm

I think the saying is 'don't put NEW shoes on a table'. But it may have got jumbled down the years.
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Postby sirjohn » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:53 pm

because dirty old shoes are fine on a table?
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Postby Lilysmum » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 5:21 pm

Don't sit with your back to the fire (your spine will turn to jelly???)
Don't cut your nails on a Sunday
Leave the house by the same door you came in.
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Postby liits » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 5:22 pm

Open an umbrella indoors or leave the Christmas decorations up after twelfth night.
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Postby chameleon » Mon 04 Jan, 2010 6:30 pm

liits wrote:
Open an umbrella indoors or leave the Christmas decorations up after twelfth night.


Which despite what many think, is the 5th January! And I hope the grate was cleared and the ashes taken out before New Year arrived!

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Postby blackprince » Tue 05 Jan, 2010 12:23 am

Leaving your curtains closed during the day was always a no no.
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Postby dogduke » Tue 05 Jan, 2010 12:42 am

blackprince wrote:
Leaving your curtains closed during the day was always a no no.

Used to be done when there had been a death in the family
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