What Does Seeing 9 Magpies All At Once Mean?


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Nathan Corrie answered
According to the rhyme, it signifies a KISS coming your way.

1 for sorrow
2 for joy
3 for a girl
4 for boy
5 for silver
6 for gold
7 for a secret never to be told
8 for a wish
9 for a kiss
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
Its, not magpies, its buzzards, and its not 3 for a girl, it is 3 for a letter..........sorry, thats the way my momma always said it..........
Nathan Corrie
Nathan Corrie commented
Well it may be a cultural difference between the US and UK, but trust me, on this side of the Atlantic it's definitely magpies ! In fact during the 1970s, there was a children's magazine TV programme called 'Magpie' and the theme song was this rhyme set to music.

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