spilt salt

spilt salt

courts evil. [Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 958; Ital. Art: “Last Supper”]
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Basically, if it hasn't appeared in a David Attenborough documentary it doesn't exist so why anyone would throw spilt salt over their shoulder, refrain from putting new shoes on the table, refuse to open an umbrella indoors or any other irrational little act is beyond me.
LADDERS, black cats, upturned horseshoes, spilt salt, broken mirrors, new shoes on the table, single magpies, a block of butter cut at both ends - all things which turn a rational person into a creature driven by superstition, throwing condiments over their shoulders and asking after the health of birds' wives.
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TWO in three adults are so superstitious they refuse to walk under ladders, always throw spilt salt over their shoulders and even say good morning to magpies.
Further down the list are never stepping on three drains, throwing spilt salt over your shoulder and not breaking a mirror.
They spilt salt as their cramped fingers attempt to express
And it seems we will go the extra mile to avoid bad luck, with 62 per cent of us admitting to touching wood, while 46 per cent would never walk under ladders and 35 per cent throw spilt salt over their shoulder.
I watched as my two little darlings covered themselves in tomato ketchup, spilt salt all over the table and poured coke into their frie s.
TOP 10 SUPERSTITIONS: 1 Don't walk under a ladder; 2 Make a wish when blowing out birthday candles; 3 Touch wood for good luck; 4 Cross fingers; 5 Don't put up an umbrella up in the house; 6 Throw spilt salt over left shoulder for luck; 7 Don't put shoes on the table; 8 Put money in a purse or wallet as gift; 9 Salute a lone magpie; 10 Don't cross on stairs.