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Re: Itch your nose...

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 01, 2007

In Reply to: Itch your nose... posted by Su on August 01, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase "itch your nose, kiss a fool"?


There's a ton of superstitions having to do with bodily parts, many concerned with itching. Itchy noses are just one itching member, but give rise to plenty of superstitious nonsense.
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If your nose itches, it is a sign of a present.

If your nose itches, some one will be provoked with you.

If your nose itches, it is a sign that

You'll be mad,
See a stranger,
Kiss a fool,
Or be in danger.

If your nose itches, it is a sign you will be kissed, cussed, or
vexed.

If the nose itches, some say you will receive a letter; others declare it is a sign your lover is thinking of you.
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I got these at:

http://www.superstitions.ca/Superstitions/Bodily-Affections.html

I couldn't begin to guess at the origin of any of these superstitions.
SS