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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2012, 01:58:31 PM »

I read somewhere that if you put a dime i your left shoe on New Year's Day, you'll have money all year. I put a dime in both just to be sure. ;)

Actually, I believe that if you put a coin in your left shoe on new years day, You'll have a blister the next day. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2012, 02:08:50 PM »

An old lucky tradition was to cook a clootie dumpling with tanners in it.

And translated that would be:
Clootie dumpling = a Scottish pudding of flour, sultanas, suet, oatmeal, ginger and cinnamon.
Clootie = cloth
Tanner = a sixpence piece (no longer legal tender) before we went to decimal currency.

Think I'll post the recipe for this.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2012, 02:37:50 PM »

Gee dude , learn to write American so people can understand what your saying............what the hell is a Sultanas any way . suet must be real healthy . :o
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2012, 03:28:49 PM »



I suppose you would call them raisins, because basically thats what they are, only subtely different.
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« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2012, 03:30:46 PM »

Sorry, also meant to mention suet; Suet is raw beef or mutton fat, especially the hard fat found around the loins and kidneys.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2012, 10:09:30 AM »

It may be a Southern thing, but we also ALWAYS have "hoppin' John" on New Years Day. White rice with black-eye peas served o top. Meant for good luck throughout the year.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2012, 04:31:03 AM »

That sounds interesting Aly, does anything else go into that? what does it go with?
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #67 on: October 27, 2012, 08:26:02 AM »

You cook some ham or bacon with the peas, but nothing else. You can eat it with ham and cornbread, or treat it like a Thanksgiving feast-type thing. Usually we use ham left over from Christmas dinner.
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« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2012, 08:44:12 AM »

Sounds quite versatile, Always good to have a few recipes on hand for using up the left overs. This has turned into a "throw away" society and we've forgotten how to reuse.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2012, 04:31:41 PM »

My Granddad always cooked the Christmas pudding and put a sixepence in it...long long after decimal currency came in and we had 5 cents rather than sixpenny pieces he kept a jar of them just for that purpose. The person who got the sixpence was said to have good luck all year.
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« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2012, 04:41:05 PM »

My Granddad always cooked the Christmas pudding and put a sixepence in it...long long after decimal currency came in and we had 5 cents rather than sixpenny pieces he kept a jar of them just for that purpose. The person who got the sixpence was said to have good luck all year.

Bingo!!  :D

Actually over here, the sixpence piece hung on for quite a long time; with decimalisation its worth became two and a half new pence. So two tanners was five pence (5p). I still have a handfull of them in this house somewhere....LoL ::)
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2012, 05:03:16 PM »

One of the few superstitions I adhere to is splitting a pole. If I am walking with someone and we walk by any type of pole or post, we have to pass on the same side. I have no clue on the origins of that superstition.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »

I can offer nothing on that one, other than the fact that it forces a couple to seperate.
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #73 on: October 27, 2012, 09:04:14 PM »

One of the few superstitions I adhere to is splitting a pole. If I am walking with someone and we walk by any type of pole or post, we have to pass on the same side. I have no clue on the origins of that superstition.

I know from experience that it's sage advice should the two people be holding hands at the time.

Ouch!!
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Re: Superstitions
« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2012, 09:52:26 PM »

Lol. Nice, SE.  :-p
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