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to cut my nails on a Sunday...

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SparklyScourer Sun 03-Dec-17 20:13:46

Where did this superstition come from?

Is it unreasonable to not believe in these things that make things very inconvenient! grin

Aridane Sun 03-Dec-17 20:14:12


19lottie82 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:14:19

In my 35 years I have never heard of such a thing?

booksandcoffee Sun 03-Dec-17 20:15:10

Nor me.

Purplepixiedust Sun 03-Dec-17 20:15:37

a new one on me.

Caulk Sun 03-Dec-17 20:16:36

My grandmother used to say that! Hadn’t heard if for years. Have you googled it to see where it comes from?

MarthaArthur Sun 03-Dec-17 20:16:57

I have heard of it not sure where its feom though. Like dont put new shoes on the table.

SparklyScourer Sun 03-Dec-17 20:19:34

I googled it (after an eye roll from dp) and it says the devil will follow you round all week or something?

Anyway, it was against my will (cut my thumbnail chopping up fruit) so I thought sod it, but just remembered my grandma being horrified once when I was about 16 going a diy manicure on a Sunday!

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 03-Dec-17 20:19:43

I've heard of it - from my granny (uber Catholic and superstitious). Along with never having a haircut on a Sunday or Good Friday.

She was a bit iffy about sharp implements on holy days full stop. She used to have the heebie jeebies when I cut my knitting yarn or did any sewing on a Sunday.

Nemesia Sun 03-Dec-17 20:21:13

Don't cut your nails, hang your washing out, play cards or sew on a Sunday or the de'il (devil) will chase you all week 🙄

Nemesia Sun 03-Dec-17 20:23:03

Ah cross posts Sparkly, as a teenager I always thought it sounded like it might be fun to have the devil chasing you all week!

SparklyScourer Sun 03-Dec-17 20:27:01

It now makes so much sense why Sunday’s are for eating, sleeping, being hungover and generally not doing anything? I’ll let you know how the week goes....grin

AppleTrayBake Sun 03-Dec-17 20:28:43

Aw, reminds me of my Nan!

Also don't put new shoes on the kitchen table confused

paddypants13 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:31:54

I generally cut the children's nails after their Sunday bath! It goes someway to explain their behaviour... grin

Dippydippydora Sun 03-Dec-17 20:34:43

Yep my husband says this when I try to cut DS nails on a sunday. I say ok and do it when he is not in the room

SparklyScourer Sun 03-Dec-17 20:34:45

@paddypants13 grin not a bad excuse I might use that one this week

John4703 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:39:24

I googled and got (I think it is a load of rubbish and I cut my nails this morning before going to preach in church)
Cut your nails on a Monday, cut them for news;
Cut them on Tuesday for a new pair of shoes;
Cut them on Wednesday, cut them for health;
Cut them on Thursday, cut them for wealth;
Cut them on Friday, cut them for woe;
Cut them on Saturday, a journey you’ll go;
Cut them on Sunday, you cut them for evil,
For all the next week you’ll be ruled by the Devil.

SparklyScourer Sun 03-Dec-17 20:42:16

John so if I just cut them on Tuesday and Wednesday then those gooduns will outweigh the devils shenanigans anyway!

Ttbb Sun 03-Dec-17 20:43:46

So long as you don't do it after dark wink

No idea where either superstition comes from (or why you would have superstitions about cutting nails in the first place).

SandunesAndRainclouds Sun 03-Dec-17 20:44:23

We were never allowed to cut toenails on a Sunday!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 03-Dec-17 20:45:53

I thought it was a Friday ..... I've been living a lie !

sprinkleofsunshine Sun 03-Dec-17 20:45:54

I hope not! I've just done mine! Never heard that...

Council Sun 03-Dec-17 20:47:56

Oh wow, I've never heard this one and my mum is the most superstitious person on earth. No umbrellas up indoors, no walking under ladders, no new shoes on the table. Despite this, we always had our nails cut on Sunday evening after our bath, ready for the week ahead.

I might have to tell her grin

bertsdinner Sun 03-Dec-17 20:48:30

Rings vague bells, I'm sure my great gran was a bit funny about cutting nails and hair on Sunday. My mum likes to (tunelessly), whistle and my great grandad used to say she would "whistle up the Devil", if she did it on a Sunday.

StringandGlitter Sun 03-Dec-17 20:48:58

It rhymes so it must be true.

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