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In true Norm Crosby fashion, an unexpected Malaprop, stuperstitious popped out of my mouth as I was sharing with a friend about the 'stupid Southern superstitions' to which I still give credence. I realized that maybe stuperstition was a better word after all.

One stuperstition, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day always amused me.  For awhile, I resented it and rebelled. After all, I am a New Age Religious Scientist and no one or no thing is going to predicate my prosperity. And then, this year, I realized that my mother's hackneyed tradition actually has new thought legs. She told me that eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day meant that we would always have food on the table and never hunger.  It was true. Although, we were by no means prosperous, we never starved or were homeless.  Maybe there was some merit to this idea after all.  The peas merely represented an outward symbol and affirmation of our bounty.

What other Stuperstitions did I grow up with?