Fibbing Friday – Very Superstitious

Frank (PCGuy) and Di (Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday. To join in, write a post with your answers to the 10 questions below and tag it #FibbingFriday. Then link back to Fibbing Friday so others can enjoy the answers and join in too!


1. How many years bad luck do you get if you break a mirror?
One for each of your wrinkles.

2. What shouldn’t you walk under?
An elephant with diarrhoea.

3. Why are black cats crossing your path considered unlucky?
They act as the decoy: the rest of the cluster is creeping up behind you.

4. Why do we ‘knock on wood’?
The doorbell’s broken.

5. Why are horseshoes considered lucky?
Their magnetic properties stop horses from flying away

6. Why do we cross our fingers for good luck?
If you cross your eyes, you just look simple.

7. Why is 13 considered an unlucky number?
Because in many Asian languages, it sounds like the word for dentist.

8. On the other hand, why is 7 considered lucky?
The one sounds like the phrase meaning free money.

9. What is signified by itchy hands?
A nasty case of eczema.

10. Why should you not put shoes on the table?
Because any pregnant woman in the vicinity will try to eat them.

#12A – Between Floors

A fear of thirteen
Triskaidekaphobia
Is all Loki’s fault

Yup, that naughty trickster didn’t get an invitation to a party at Valhalla. As the twelve lucky gods sat down to dinner, Loki gate-crashed the bash. Causing mayhem and murder and a fear of all things related to the number thirteen.

If you were wondering, the fear of Friday the thirteenth is friggatriskaidekaphobia. But don’t panic: The next one isn’t until May 2022.

Fibbing Friday 13th August 2021 – I Should Be So Lucky

Frank (PCGuy) and Di (Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday. To join in, write a post with your answers to the 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday. Then link back to Fibbing Friday so that others can enjoy the answers and join in too!

The rules are simple – truth is not an option, but lies, silliness, and surrealism are.


1. What does it mean if you have an itchy right palm?
You have contact dermatitis – always remember to wear rubber gloves!

2. On the other hand, what does it mean if you have an itchy left?
Your contact dermatitis is terminal – make your will and kiss your loved ones goodbye.

3. Why is it considered good luck to find a horseshoe?
It means Prince Charming has only to find the horse whose foot fits the shoe, and the one who does will become his bride.

4. Why is saying ‘Bless you’ when someone sneezes considered to be good luck?
Because, with correct enunciation, perfect diction and good aim, you can spit your germs into their face.

5. Why do we say ‘Find a penny, pick it up?’
Because a penny saved is a penny earned, and you never know when you will want to buy someone’s thoughts.

6. Why do we ‘knock on wood?’
Because the way you love me is frightening.

7. Why is the number 666 considered unlucky?
This is the number of calories in a standard serving of devilled eggs.

8. Why do some people believe it’s unlucky to step on the cracks in the pavement?
Because the road gnomes will grab your ankles and drag you down to hell.

9. Why do we cross our fingers for good luck?
Because crossing your eyes makes you look simple.

10. Why is it unlucky to open an umbrella indoors?
A black cat will fall on you.