Funny Southern Wives Tales You Will See In Arkansas
Have you heard of an old wives tale? You know the thing about when you spill the salt you need to toss some over your shoulder? Or the one about open umbrellas in your home? Well here are some funny Southern wives' tales you will see in Arkansas.
Knock On Wood
I have heard this one all of my life. What exactly is knocking on wood good for? It is to bring good luck or continue your good fortune. It also can mean that something bad you just talked about won't happen.
Don't eat both ends of a loaf of bread.
This is a new one for me. It says that if you eat both ends of a loaf of bread you will not be able to make your ends meet. Like in terms of your finances.
So the deal with bottle trees is that ghosts are drawn to the colorful bottles and away from your home, so those bottle trees keep the bad spirits away from your home.
Don't put your purse on the floor.
This one surprised me a little. They say you do not put your purse on the floor, because it is a sign of disrespect for money matters.
Cows laying down.
This is one I do know. If the cows are laying down it means that rain is coming.
Stopping clocks and covering mirrors.
This one is a little creepy. They say you need to stop your clocks and cover your mirrors if someone in your family dies. The covered mirrors keep that person's spirit from getting trapped and the stopping of the clock is letting their spirit take their time to find the afterlife.
Not letting go of your significant other's hand when going around a pole.
So this wives tale is pretty interesting. They say you should not let go of your significant other's hand when you go around an object like a pole or another object or even a person, that way nothing can come between you.
Watching scary movies while you are pregnant.
This one really got me. The old wives' tale is that if you watch a scary movie while you are pregnant you will have a hairy baby. I always heard if you crave hot and spicy foods that your baby will have a head full of hair.
Food To Eat On New Years' Day.
We have all heard of making sure you eat cabbage on new years day for good fortune, black-eyed peas for wealth, and pork for prosperity. This tradition dates back to the civil war.
Check out this video on folks learning about some of our superstitions.
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