Buttercups under your chin

@GreenMoo (11842)
March 13, 2008 7:17pm CST
When I was a kid my parents told me that if you held a buttercup under someone's chin & could see yellow reflected there then it meant that they liked butter. Now I'm an adult I still can't help myself from picking buttercups when I see them & holding them under people's chins! My friends are all used to me now, but new people seem to think I'm barmy. What do you think? Is it an understandable flaw in an otherwise sane person, brought on by being lied to by parents at an early and impressionable age? Or just plain barmy? :-)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Mar 08
Or maybe it's just plain fun remembering some fond memories from your childhood! We did it too....and it's just something fun to remember from way back then! LOL
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@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Mar 08
We're lucky to have silly memories to look back on. So will you be joining me in 'testing' everyone around you with buttercups from now on?!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Mar 08
I will join you and they will call us the buttercup gang! LOL
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
14 Mar 08
Well then we're both balmy. I haven't seen buttercups in ages, but I'd probably do it too. I remember those times fondly.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Mar 08
Glad I'm in good company at least!
• Canada
14 Mar 08
omg! i had totally forgotten about that! oh, and blowing on dandelion fluff and however many stuck on was the number of kids you were going to have? yeah, i guess we were told a lot of things growing up. i say good on ya for keeping the great tradition alive! some things are just inexplicable. it's not scientific, but it works, right? doesn't it? it's been a long time since i checked. think i will this summer, thanks for reminding me...i'll have to check my niece and nephews too! lol!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Mar 08
That's a different tradition for dandelion heads. When I was a kid you blew them off & made a wish. I still do that too now, given the chance!
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
14 Mar 08
I have heard this all my life to and actually used to do it when i was a kid, but i had actually forgotten about it until reading this post. oh the memories of being a kid without a care in the world. thanks for the flashbacks. God bless
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@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Mar 08
Glad to be able to spark a memory there!