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Thread #58232   Message #922282
Posted By: Dave Bryant
31-Mar-03 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: rhymes for counting Magpies
Subject: RE: Magpies
Tere is a tradition that if you see only one magpie, you should say "Greetings to you Mr Magpie and also to your wife". You are thus implying a second bird and therefore changing "Sorrow" to "Joy".

Has anyone else come across this or any variants ?