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Monday, 14 April 2014

Nail News


It's Letter Number 14 of the Alphabet
Welcome to N

Do you have any superstitions?  I don't, except one, which I can attribute to my Grandmother who said it was very bad luck to cut your nails on a Friday or a Sunday.  She had ignored this superstition once (on a Sunday) and the result was immediate disaster.  An axe cutting into my uncle's leg, one snip of her finger nail and a cry coming from the bottom of the orchard.  She was a great storyteller so this is a very much a synopsis but her tale was  impressionably dramatic to a young mind and has stayed with me.  As the old rhyme says:
Cut them on a Monday, you cut them for health;
Cut them on Tuesday, you cut them for wealth;
Cut them on Wednesday, you cut them for news;
Cut them on Thursday, a new pair of shoes;
Cut them on Friday, you cut them for sorrow;
Cut them on Saturday, you see your true love tomorrow;
Cut them on Sunday, your safety seek,
The devil will have you the rest of the week.
So cut your nails on a Wednesday for news, or alternatively visit the other contributors to ABC Wednesday where there will be news and views from all over the world.



  
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18 comments:

  1. I can see why this would stick with you. I've never heard this rhyme, either!

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  2. The is NEW to me, too! Reminds me a bit of the rhyme about what day of the week you were born.

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  4. Scary! In future I will be careful on which day I shall cut my nails, although I must confess I always go to the pedicure on Fridays!
    Great introduction for N!
    Wil,ABCW Team.
    BTW I deleted my first comment , because there was a great big mistake in it!

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  5. That's a new one for me. I am superstitious in weird ways. I think if I don't over plan something bad will happen.

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  6. Also new to me, Joy. Very interesting. Excellent for the letter N.
    K

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  7. I had never heard about this superstition before, but just in case, I cut my nails today. I need some wealth to put my 2 girls through college. LOL!

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  8. And it's news to me too! Great post. Thanks to the entire tea.

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  9. Never knew about it! Great intro to 'N'!
    Thank you for hosting, Joy:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/04/nirvana.html

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  10. I think I will cut two nails each day except on Friday, hoping that I have enough nails to cut, lol !

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  11. :) We also believe it. All credit goes to my grand mom that ending lines are so cool !
    good oen
    thanks for dropping by my blog

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  12. Thanks for hosting. Found some *nixies* in my garden (well statues of them, anyway!)

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  13. that's an old wives' tale I've never heard. no problems, my nails seldom grow long enough to need trimming.

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  14. Ha ha - thats a funny one - unknown to me! Will certainly not cut them on a Sunday after this:-) Nice one!

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  15. just noting that my link (#3) and also Lisa's link (#57) were down for over 15 hours due to server issues, but they are working now.

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