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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday Superstition Wrong Side

Saturday Superstition Wrong Side

Most people are familiar with the idea that getting up on the “wrong side of the bed” is unlucky. But how did this well-known superstition get started?

It may come from the ancient Egyptians. They believed that the left side of the bed is the side to avoid since the left side of anything was thought to belong to evil forces. The Romans also believed that arising on the left side of the bed was bad luck as was stepping out with the left foot first.

However, according to https://grammarist.com/idiom/get-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed-and-wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed/The earliest citation in the Oxford English Dictionary of the idioms get up on the wrong side of the bed and wake up on the wrong side of the bed is from 1801.”

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #175:
“Getting up on the wrong side of the bed is believed to bring bad luck.”

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Quote of the Day:
Every bed has a right and a wrong side,” said Mary Poppins, primly. “Not mine—it’s next the wall.” “That makes no difference. It’s still a side,” scoffed Mary Poppins. “Well, is the wrong side the left side or is the wrong side the right side? Because I got out on the right side, so how can it be wrong?”
― P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

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