BRITISH SUPERSTITIONS

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BRITISH SUPERSTITIONS

  1. 1. BRITISH SUPERSTITIONS Marina Adell and Xènia Berrio
  2. 2. What are superstitions? <ul><li>Superstitions: </li></ul><ul><li>Irrational beliefs, especially with regard to the unknown. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Good luck <ul><li>It’s lucky to meet a black cat. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s lucky to touch wood. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s lucky to find a clover </li></ul><ul><li>plant with for leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>White heather is lucky. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Good luck <ul><li>A horseshoe over the door brings good luck. </li></ul><ul><li>Saying “white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits”. </li></ul><ul><li>Catching falling leaves in autumn and you’ll be lucky. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bad luck <ul><li>It’s unlucky to walk underneath a ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Seven years of bad luck to break a mirror. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s unlucky to see one magpie. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bad luck <ul><li>It’s unlucky to spill salt. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s unlucky to open an umbrella indoors. </li></ul><ul><li>The number 13 is unlucky. Friday the thirteenth is a very unlucky day. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s unlucky to put new shoes on the table. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Table superstitions <ul><li>Leave a white tablecloth on a table overnight. </li></ul><ul><li>If you drop a table knife expect a male visitor, if you drop a fork, expect a female visitor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wedding superstitions <ul><li>Never wear the complete wedding clothes before the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear “something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new”. </li></ul>

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