Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 12 October 2009

Columbus Day
Thanksgiving (Canada)


BROOM SUPERSTITIONS #1

Never move a broom from one house to another.

Never step over a broom.

Do not touch anyone with the broom while you are sweeping. You will have bad luck if you do.

If your feet are touched by a broom you will never be rich.

If you let a broom fall from your hand you are going to have bad luck.

Never buy a broom in August. You will have bad luck if you do.

You will have bad luck if you throw a broom out of a window.

If you step over a broom you will never get married.

Never hit a child with a broom; it will make him lazy.

Never hit a child with a broom; it will make him stupid.

Never stand a broom on its handle.

If a person comes to your house and you want him to leave, put a broom behind the door.

If you have company and you want them to leave sweep behind them.

---Hilda Roberts, "Louisiana Superstitions," The Journal of American Folklore, 1927


COMETOGRAPHER--one who describes or charts comets
"Edmund Halley was a cometographer extraordinaire."
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