Chatterbox #29 – Urban Legends, Old Wives’ Tales, and Superstitions

In this episode we are talking about interesting, funny, and strange beliefs in North American culture. Robin and Maura share a couple scary stories that they have known since they were kids. They also review popular old wives’ tales like, An apple a day keeps the doctor away. They also talk about some superstitions that some people still believe in today, including Robin! This is a great episode is you are interested in learning more about North American culture.

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • urban legend
  • urban myth
  • old wives’ tales
  • superstitions
  • around the campfire
  • do the talking
  • all by herself
  • widespread
  • classic
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • cure
  • Swallowed gum will stay in your stomach for 7 years
  • Don’t cross your eyes or they’ll stay like that
  • The 5- or 10-second rule
  • If you hear ringing in your ears that means that someone is talking about you
  • That’s just an old wives’ tale
  • superstitions
  • If a black cat crosses your path it means bad luck
  • Breaking a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck
  • the number 13
  • to creep out
  • knock on wood
  • jinx

Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

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