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Old 10-23-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Cookery Superstitions/Old Wives' Tales

Which ones were you brought up with?

1. If you put your hand in the water in which eggs have been boiled you will get warts. (Huh?)

2. If you eat raw potato you will get worms. (I can see where this is coming from but why doesn't it apply to raw carrots?)
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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Interesting. I've never heard of either of these. Perhaps they're British in origin. Off hand, I can't think of any I've heard or been told. I'll have to scour my memory to see if there are any I can recall.

It should be informative/amusing to see what others submit. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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My favorite is to put a potato in the soup to magically draw out the salt.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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The only one that comes to mind is "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

I know I've skipped a day or three but I love apples and the doctors seem to want to see me more often as I age.


As Katie H said it will be interesting to see this thread evolve.


BTW. My soup is no longer salty but now I've got worms.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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When my Grandmother poured tea if bubbles appeared on the surface in your cup she would tell us to slurp them up before they disapppeared because they symbolized money coming our way.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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"Eat your greens, they'll make your hair curly"
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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Eat your dinner, children are starving in Europe/China/???.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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"Eat your (fill in the blank), it'll put hair on your chest."

I didn't want hair on my chest...
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:50 PM   #9
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you'll get hairy palms or go blind if you..

umm, wait. this is about food.

how come the print is getting so hard to see?
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:56 PM   #10
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My favorite! If you swallow the seeds, a watermelon will grow inside you!

So I should have had a garden growing inside. Green beans, watermelon, tomatoes, corn, strawberries, etc.
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