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This usage stems from Old English wif (woman) and is akin to the German Weib, also meaning "woman". This sense of the word is still used in Modern English in constructions such as midwife and fishwife. Old wives' tales are often invoked to discourage certain behaviors, usually of children, or to share knowledge of folk ...

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(Actually, the original saying was 'feed a cold, stave a fever,' stave meaning to prevent.) Fasting will weaken you just as you ... You may have been told when you were growing up that eating fish improves your brain's capacity - and there is now some proof that this old wives' tale is true. The reason for this is fish oils, which ...

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Those old wives' tales your grandmother used to tell you aren't actually all that far off the mark, according to some new scientific studies.

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A collection of superstitions, beliefs, and old wives tales from various cultures and eras. Includes wedding customs and superstitions and fears about death. ... Dreams : Meanings & Superstitions .... If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family. CLOVER. It's good luck to find a ...

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Dec 14, 2015 ... There are variations such as 'Red sky at night, sailors' delight. Red sky in morning, sailors' warning', although the meaning is the same. In case it has eluded you, a red sky at night means fair weather is heading towards you. Red sky in the morning means the good weather has already passed, leaving a ...

www.bustle.com/articles/92545-7-old-wives-tales-that-are-actually-scientifically-proven

Jun 24, 2015 ... And while many of them turned out to be false, we're now discovering that some of these old wives' tales are actually true. In a way, it's not really surprising. " Herbals," or catalogs of plants describing their medical uses, have been in use for centuries in Europe, and often quote local wisdom about the uses of ...

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There are a lot of old wives tales about cemetery's and the dead, but one of the most persistent is the old wives tale that says you must hold your breath when you drive past a cemetery or you'll breathe in the spirit of someone who died and was buried there recently. There is a similar old wives tale that says you shouldn't  ...

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Oct 13, 2014 ... Here is a collection of some of the most popular "Old Wives' Tales" that go both ways. ... The Truths Behind Eight Common "Old Wives' Tales" ... Another study, in the American Journal of Therapeutics, investigated chicken soup and chicken breast extracts and their ability to help manage Influenza.

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Jun 20, 2017 ... Have you found any of those old wives' tales your grandmother used to tell you to be true? Obviously, most old wives' tales are just tales. Money spiders don't bring money, eating yam won't cause you to have twins, and itchy palms can hardly make you rich. On the other hand, there are some old wives' ...