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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:28am     #1
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What do you say when you drop a fork?
Earlier this morning my husband was helping me wash dishes. I dropped a fork and said now a woman would be stopping by. When he asked why. I told him that if you drop a fork, a woman stops by, a knife means a man will visit and a spoon meant a child. He just looked at me like I was nuts. Am I the only one who was raised in a family that said this?
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:33am     #2
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I've never heard such a thing.


When I drop a piece of silverware, I say dog gone it or pickles or something silly since I have kids in the house (and I don't really use profanity anyway).

The only other thing I would say would be to my kids if they drop silverware "Please pick it up and put it in the sink and get a new one."
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:36am     #3
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Never heard about specific people for specific pieces of silverware. My wife's family just says "We're getting company!" or "You're getting company" (depending on who dropped it) whenever any piece of silverware is dropped on the floor - at home or eating out.
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:42am     #4
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My mom said this all the time! Irish superstition...

I just say oops.
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:43am     #5
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never heard of anything like that.

When I drop a fork (or any type of silverware I say "oops"..Depending if it has something on it and it splashes everywhere I might say "shit"

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 10:54am     #6
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never heard of anything like that.

When I drop a fory (or any type of silverware I say "oops"..Depending if it has something on it and it slashes everywhere I might say "shit"
lol
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 11:00am     #7
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I dropped a spoon yesterday that had food on it and it splattered on the stove and floor. It wasn't "oops" that came out of my mouth...lol
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 11:04am     #8
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My mom said this all the time! Irish superstition...

I just say oops.
My mom said it too. But she was Austrian.

She would really get upset if you put shoes on the table. Like new shoes in a box. She would say that now there's going to be a fight. She was a firm believer in superstition.

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 11:17am     #9
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oh crap, I hope I can get back up.

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 11:34am     #10
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I have heard of that before. My mom will say that when a piece of silverware is dropped.

I usually just say crap, or shoot.
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 12:02pm     #11
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Never heard about specific people for specific pieces of silverware. My wife's family just says "We're getting company!" or "You're getting company" (depending on who dropped it) whenever any piece of silverware is dropped on the floor - at home or eating out.
Same in our house.

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 12:05pm     #12
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oh crap, I hope I can get back up.
me too,

and I also look around to see

what else I can do while I'm down there.

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 12:22pm     #13
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me too,

and I also look around to see

what else I can do while I'm down there.
lol- I love you, Duknuk

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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 12:31pm     #14
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Our family never said anything like that so I don't either. DH says his family never said anything either. His mother's side of the family was Italian and they had lots of superstitions, but not this one.
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  Old  June 10th, 2013, 12:41pm     #15
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Never heard of it either.
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