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#1 kasuso

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:28 AM

So every culture has their own taboos and things that everyone is afraid of due to their culture. What are some that you guys know? For me I heard that the fourteenth floor of Chinese buildings, particularly ones in Hong Kong are usually vacant, cheaper or doesn't exist all together. The reason is because it sounds like the phrase "Sut-Say", or "must die". Or i also hear that there are houses that the number 666 is skipped in some places.

#2 Smash0124

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:29 AM

in chinese 4 is a bad luck number because when you pronounce it in canto it has 2 meanings death and number 4. Also you can't have a mirror facing either front or back of the bed as this is bad luck or may bring bad spirits. Also when someone dies, the parents can't see any relatives or friends for 6 months as its bad luck

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:15 AM

in western culture or US. i think 13th floor is bad or removed.

in here we dont have 13th floor in any building. (didnt notice about room number but i think its not since if its 4th floor it would be 413. not 13) so the number 13 is avoided. even in steps in the stairs.

well aside this obvious , and other common belief like black cat, crossing under a ladder, etc. mmm....

Not allowed to point in the moon.
not allowed to cut any hair on your body if there is a death in the family for .... forgot how many days.. lol.
Give clock as present (for chinese culture)
if in a remote place and wanted to piss on a grass or tree (mostly for guys cause they can strike anywhere) they have to say/chant some words as to not pee on the spirits/dwarfs/elf/etc where they be striking.
Lick or Salivate the baby's foot so the baby wont get bad vibes and feel/get better.

#4 mlint007

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

If you break a glass that is 7 years bad luck...

If two people are walking side by side and a pole comes us you should not split the pole

Don't walk on the cracks of sidewalks...

Don't walk under a ladder

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:43 AM

Dont break mirrors.

Dont say bad things about people because it will come true.

Dont kill an albatross.

#6 el_rey

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

I know of a couple but I don't believe in any.

My used to say it's bad luck to get smacked by a walking stick.

Dog woofing at night = death

New years things you don't do, sweeping, washing or anything that seems to drive money away...NO DRIVING :O

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

Do not to point directly to rainbow coz thats when the "princesses" of the spirit world take their bath after rain.

sounds odd huh..but this taboo exist

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

I heard about the clock in Chinese culture haha !
One of my friends offered a clock to my then gf (6 yrs ago) and she was way mad, she called me and said she didn't want to die.
I was like, you don't like the clock or smthg ? lol

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Regarding clocks, is it clocks only or watches too? Just wondering.

The most common one is don't take pictures with three people. (Though I have done that in the past.)

#10 dwaynejohnsonfan

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

Regarding clocks, is it clocks only or watches too? Just wondering.

The most common one is don't take pictures with three people. (Though I have done that in the past.)

just clocks

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

Never pay anyone at night??? Eh?!!
I wonder why?
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#12 Twinny

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

Do not celebrate your birthday later than your actual birth date. Always before or the day itself.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

^ what is the reason for that one?
I've also heard the opposite of don't celebrate early but rather celebrate on the day itself or later.
Just curious as to the reasoning behind it.

#14 nomad 822

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

^ what is the reason for that one?
I've also heard the opposite of don't celebrate early but rather celebrate on the day itself or later.
Just curious as to the reasoning behind it.


I think only death anniversaries are observed later or something.

As for clocks ... it's particularly the Cantonese-speaking who are most superstitious about this.
In the Cantonese language clocks are said as 'zhong' and the act of giving is 'sung'

Put together 'sung zhong' other than giving a clock .... also means sending a deceased someone off (ie funeral).

Clocks = connotation is it puts a time stamp on something.
So if it's a wedding = not happily ever after? birthday = possible time limitation = death.
All in all, not good.

Edited by nomad 822, 07 March 2013 - 10:40 PM.