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    Default Trinidad & Tobago Superstitions

    Don't ask how I got on this subject. Let me say after you talk to your parents sometimes, you wonder were they get this stuff from. Love thy parents.


    Trinidad and Tobago




    1) Don't put goat mout' on something. Meaning don't speak of anything negative that has not happened as yet, because it might come true. (It could also be something positive).

    2) If done by a Barber/hairdresser with straight hair- the child's hair will end up being straight (considered to be "good" hair ) - If done by one with "hard" hair (=curly hair)- and considered to be "bad " hair, the child's hair will turn out curly.
    Note: I personally find this a quite racist superstition

    3) When pregnant- drinking a lot of chocolate milk will make the baby dark skinned- drinking milk instead, will make the baby looking fair . Note: See above. Same thing.

    4) Whatever food the mother is craving at a given moment, she should be given it immediately, otherwise the baby will have a birth mark on his/her body which will resemble the food

    5) Don't bathe in the sea on Good Friday- you will turn into a fish.

    6) When you menstruate, don't come near any plants, or touch them, they will surely die.

    Submitted by Claudette Matthews:

    1) If you put your handbag on the floor/ground you will never have money.


    2) If your second toe is bigger than your big toe then you are going to beat or rule your husband.

    3) When you comb your hair and what is left on the comb is thrown outside, if a bird gets it and makes a nest, then you will get a headache.

    Submitted by Fabrizio Tobago:

    1) There is no need to use a condom when having sex, because washing your ***** after sex with Alovera (a skin cream made from the aloe plant ), is sufficient protection against getting AIDS. (I have never heard of this one before)


    Submitted by Helen Houle:

    1) Never take out the trash after 6, your taking the wealth out of your house.

    2) Never give someone a lamp that you have used, it brings bad luck

    3) Don't sew on yourself, (like a button) , it makes people talk bad of you

    4) Do not sweep over someone's feet , they will never marry.

    5) Do not cut your hair on odd days, like Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, same for trimming your nails, this is also leading the way to bad luck'


    6) Don't cross over someone, especially if it is a female over a male or vice versa, it is possible for them to take your illnesses, or misfortunes that way.

    7) Always put a hot pepper in food that will be travelling at night, that way you ward off the spirits from entering your home.

    8) Always turn your back to the inside of the house when opening the door at night, that way the spirits that have followed you home, will see your face and will not enter.

    Submitted by Susan McLaugh:

    1) When a young lady first starts her period, if you thread a palm leaf around her fingers on her right hand and then cut the leaf between her fingers, her period will only last three days .
    experience in life has taught me that all that you know....is not all that you can know.

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    hahahahaa that is so funny some of those superstitions we have also in Guyana the one with the hand bag my grandmother goes crazy when she see me put my bag on the floor and the one with comin in the house with your back after a certain time yea my family will not let u in the house if u don't do it hahaha. Wow that surely bring back memories.
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    Empress If you would like to post some for Guyana. You are welcome to do so. I know I would love to see the comparison for the different island superstitions. So feel free to post them. ok.
    experience in life has taught me that all that you know....is not all that you can know.

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    i sure that none of the parents that said these things have any clue as to wether or not they are true. but you know that they would be stuck in our mind forever.
    [bringing back them ole time days]

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    5) Don't bathe in the sea on Good Friday- you will turn into a fish.
    Whoi.....mi body....dah one yah hard
    Women want one man to satisfy all their needs and men want all women to satisfy their one need!

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    weird to say the least bout some of them ...but iguess it goes with the culture.............gotta go dig up one on jamaica
    dem call me hot steppa .....mudera!

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    Here are some others-

    when a woman cuts her hair short she looses her wisdom. (both my grandmother and neighbour have said this)

    When you call a persons name mistakenly in conversation, it means that the person you have called is calling your name.

    When your palm is scratching you it means you'll be getting money soon.

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    You know come to think of it, I never knew the reason why my family would insist that i should re-cross over a person that i crossed initially. I realized it had something to do with general 'bad luck' but not illness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondadat

    1) If you put your handbag on the floor/ground you will never have money.
    jezz yall know tell meh dis..steups broke no arse oui!

    2) If your second toe is bigger than your big toe then you are going to beat or rule your husband.
    A_A here I come...lmao..jk!

    1) Never take out the trash after 6, your taking the wealth out of your house.
    Wah di arse! Anyone want my wealth..it free!

    8) Always turn your back to the inside of the house when opening the door at night, that way the spirits that have followed you home, will see your face and will not enter.
    Done this one b4, only thing is they saw me and ask to come in, when ah tun round!
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    Jah know....u muss be one ugly mofo fi scare duppy......LMAO!!!!
    Women want one man to satisfy all their needs and men want all women to satisfy their one need!

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