Sunday, January 17, 2010

If you saw a penny on the street, would you pick it up?

"Find a penny, leave it be....and bad luck will come to thee"

Ever since I can remember I've been aware of the phrase "find a penny, pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck."

Only in recent years did someone point out that the good luck comes only if the penny is face up.

Someone else told me that if the penny IS face up and you pick it up, you have just used up your allotment of luck for that particular day. Who to believe?

I could ask the Penny Priestess, but she appears to be quite busy answering penny-anty questions!

IF YOU SAW A PENNY ON THE GROUND WOULD YOU PICK IT UP? WOULD IT HAVE TO BE HEADS OR TAILS?

yahoo ANSWERS advises "if it's heads pick it up...if it's tails turn it over and leave it on the ground"

PS: a more common variant of the second couplet (next to the penny image above) is: "give a penny to a friend and your luck will never end."

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