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Offline Snoopy

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"White Rabbits"
« on: April 01, 2008, 07:39:48 AM »
Why do people say this on the first of the month? .... Any sensible suggestions will be considered.

Honestly I haven't a clue and it's bugging me.
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 07:50:13 AM »
Why do people say this on the first of the month?

Honestly I haven't a clue and it's bugging me.
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 07:50:31 AM »
I wish I knew because it irritates me how obssesive I am over it.

However, it seems even wikipedia can't come up with anything!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_rabbit

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 07:58:47 AM »
It negates the "pinch, punch, first of the month" assault.

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 08:00:40 AM »
It negates the "pinch, punch, first of the month" assault.

Now I thought the correct response to that was/is "A pinch and a kick - for being so quick"
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 08:02:25 AM »
A punch in the eye for being so sly!

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 08:22:45 AM »
A punch in the eye for being so sly!

Well practiced are we?

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 08:25:50 AM »
A punch in the eye for being so sly!

Well practiced are we?

I have a younger brother. You'd be well practiced if you grew up with him too!

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 08:28:31 AM »
My late mother had sayings like these to cover every occasion.

Every new moon she'd issue us with a couple of pennies each to take into the garden and "turn them over" beneath the moon to ensure prosperity for the coming weeks and we were forbidden to look at a full moon through a window..

She had so many of these sayings and superstitions I can't now remember them all but heaven help anyone who puts new shoes on a table or crosses a pair of knives in my house!
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 08:39:59 AM »
We weren't allowed to look at the full moon through a window either.

Also stir with a knife you stir up strife.

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 08:43:48 AM »
And never put salt on anyone elses food "Help to salt ~ help to sorrow"
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 08:45:29 AM »
Great that is a new one to add to my already great repertoire!  censored:

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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 08:49:17 AM »
Great that is a new one to add to my already great repertoire!  censored:

Hows about her insistence on giving anyone a coin if you gave them a present of a knife or pair of scissors "So as not to cut the friendship"

Her desire to shake hands with you if she sneezed "Shake hands with a fool to pass on the devil you just sneezed out"

And if you cracked your "funny bone" against something she would say "Hit the other elbow hard .... it'll lessen the pain"
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 08:50:20 AM »
Was she Irish?
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Re: "White Rabbits"
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 08:51:34 AM »
Nope. Born in Southampton.
Her Father came from Sussex and her Mother from North Hampshire.

Her Mother's family were a long line (I have traced them back to the 1600s) of country folk from North Hampshire. Her Father's parents were a Scot (his father) and the daughter of a tinker from Devon.

Mother always claimed that she grew up with all these sayings and superstitions and that they just stuck.
Many of her favourites were nautical, prolly cos her dad was a sailor for many years. No whistling on a ship and all that stuff.
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