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Postby Dobbie54 » Tue 05 Jan, 2010 2:00 pm

Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains.
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Postby Uno Hoo » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 2:21 am

Dobbie54 wrote: Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains. Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-((Haven't got the hang of emoticons yet).
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Postby Si » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:36 am

Uno Hoo wrote: Dobbie54 wrote: Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains. Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-((Haven't got the hang of emoticons yet). Just remove the "nose" Uno. Eg: :-(    =    
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Postby chameleon » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:43 am

Uno Hoo wrote: Dobbie54 wrote: Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains. Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-((Haven't got the hang of emoticons yet). Try this, slightly different to others:The following collection is currently supported:                             

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Postby chameleon » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:44 am

Uno Hoo wrote: Dobbie54 wrote: Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains. Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-((Haven't got the hang of emoticons yet). Try this
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Postby chameleon » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:49 am

Uno Hoo wrote: Dobbie54 wrote: Elbows on the table.Also when I came in with cold wet feet from sledging.My Dad wouldn't let me put them in front of the fire to warm and dry because that would cause chillblains. Yes, I was told the same. But I never caught chilblains.I did get the "hotaches" though. Very unpleasant :-((Haven't got the hang of emoticons yet). Slightly different to elsewhere, kindly prepared by tyke bhoy some time ago now -Big Grin/Smile Colon CapitalD Anger Colon Open BracketSmile/Happy Colon CloseBracketSmile/Happy in sun glasses 8 CloseBracketLicking Lips Colon PBemused/Puzzled Colon QuestionMarkShock Colon SmallOHmmm Colon /Tears Semi colon open bracket        
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Postby Steve Jones » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 8:39 pm

most of these are superstitions and relate to sympathetic magic i.e. if you do something that is similiar to what happened at a funeral such as drawing the curtains during the day or putting shoes on a table which resembled the old practicie of putting the deceased's shoes on their coffin,it could bring a death.i give talks on this stuff.it always surprises people when I point out that most superstition has a magical reason.
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Postby Johnny39 » Wed 06 Jan, 2010 11:23 pm

Hi Steve Jones. I realise that most of these "habits" are/were superstitions but didn't always know the reasons for doing/not doing certain things. I didn't know the reason for the "no shoes on the table", 'til you just explained why. Am I correct in thinking crossed knives and forks were the prelude to an argument? Why don't you open an umbrella in the house? Apart from the obvious reason of poking someone's eye out or knocking something over? I think the no bread on the fire was to do with want. Thanks for your interest.
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