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    Russian Superstitions Quiz

    Test how well you know Russian superstitions!

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    Re: Russian Superstitions Quiz

    I wonder where they get this one about sneezing? Never heard of it. The rest are rather widespread though.
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    Re: Russian Superstitions Quiz

    A colleague of mine is rather fond of the sneezing one.
    I never heard about three others: defecating birds, losing a card game and returning home (that is, I know it's bad luck, but have no idea what to do in this case).

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    Re: Russian Superstitions Quiz

    Some of them are not too common, but the one about sneezing is well-known here. Almost every time someone sneezes repeatedly in the middle of a conversation another person says: "Ah! That's the truth, then" (jokingly, of course). Only it usually counts if the one who listens sneezes, not the speaker.
    ...returning home (that is, I know it's bad luck, but have no idea what to do in this case).
    My granny was very adamant about that.

    They missed another three rather common superstitions, though: spilled salt, whistling in the house and giving/taking something over the threshold. Also there's one about puting smth on inside out, but I don't know how common it is.

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    Re: Russian Superstitions Quiz

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    Re: Russian Superstitions Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    They missed another three rather common superstitions, though: spilled salt, whistling in the house and giving/taking something over the threshold. Also there's one about puting smth on inside out, but I don't know how common it is.
    They mentioned the one about whistling in the very end with the score. They said something like "you've got 9 out of 10. But we bet you don't know what it means to whistle indoors"
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