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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2016, 08:07:49 PM »
That is really superb.

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2016, 10:59:26 PM »
Who was that comedian who did that "In the name of the father, the son and into the hole he goes" thing? I feel like re-watching that.

That was Dave Allen
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2016, 02:09:17 AM »
I think it depends somewhat on denomination, and I think it's somewhat contextual too. I work with someone who crosses herself for protection. For instance, during a discussion about Lyme disease, which is a pretty serious problem in this area. When she was pregnant she would cross her belly too.

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2016, 05:32:52 AM »
  Crossing ones self appears to be a general purpose mini ritual.  It is not uncommon to see a field goal kicker (American football)  use the routine before his kick attempt. It is also seen with some regularity when a baseball batter takes his turn at the plate.  I have also seen Boxers and other athletes use the cross thing before participating. I take it that the person is either petitioning god for assistence or at least asking for divine permission to succeed independently..

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2016, 08:31:21 AM »
...or at least asking for divine permission to succeed independently..
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2016, 12:46:08 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2016, 05:04:58 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2016, 05:34:35 PM »
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2016, 07:08:08 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\

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One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2016, 07:25:14 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

Magpie poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2016, 07:54:55 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

Magpie poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(

The magpie is always watching!

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 08:28:09 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

Magpie poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(

The magpie is always watching!

Oh, I see...just like The Asmo:couchhide:

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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2016, 09:58:31 PM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

Magpie poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(
They are inedible and therefore on no use.
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2016, 10:21:28 PM »

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(

They're black birds, more or less.  People just don't seem to like black birds -- crows and ravens get a lot of flack too.
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Re: When to Make the Sign of the Cross?
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 02:16:08 AM »
The first time a new work colleague was in the car with me driving he started making the cross. At first I thought it was my driving but then found he did it every time he saw a magpie. Now every time i see one I point it out to him “look a magpie” just amuses me.  ;D
A magpie--why?  :scratch:
Others do it when they pass by a cemetery, or when they see or hear an ambulance. I also read that the sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations...I hope kids don't use this as a birth control method.  :-\
Many English people feel they should greet a solitary Magpie politely, for fear of bad luck.  Two or more Magpies should be ignored.  Sometimes I do it just to keep up the old custom.  Many a time I've shot one without greeting it and then wondered if I ought to greet it afterwards.

Magpie poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral,
Four for birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven for the devil, his own self.

Poor little birds. What the hell did they do? :(
They are inedible and therefore on no use.
Can't you guys make pillows with their feathers, or something?  :-\