Dressing


: LUCK

622. If you put on any garment wrong side out, as, for example, a pair of

stockings, never change it, as to do so brings ill luck. This direction

is intuitively followed by many people who are entirely free from

conscious superstition.

General in the United States.



623. If you put a garment on wrong side out, you mustn't speak of it, or

you will have bad luck.

Maine.



624. If you put a garment on wrong side out, or a hat on wrong end

before, spit on it before turning, to prevent bad luck.

Maine and Ohio.



625. If a garment is put on wrong side out, it is lucky, but unlucky to

turn it.

Prince Edward Island and Massachusetts.



626. To clothe the left foot before the right one is a sign of misfortune.

Ohio.



627. If you button up your dress wrong, i.e., do not begin with the

button and button-hole opposite each other, it means bad luck, or good

luck if worn uneven until after sunset.

Cape Breton.



628. The putting of the left shoe on the right foot, lacing it wrong, or

losing a button, are all bad signs.

Alabama.



629. Walking across the room with one shoe off is a sign of ill luck.

Alabama.



630. When putting on your shoes and stockings, if you complete dressing

one foot before beginning to dress the other, it is a sign you will be

disappointed.

Northern Ohio.





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