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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by LordReed(m): 11:03am On Feb 22, 2020
Malt is not for children, coconut water will make you dull. Fabu so that we won't ask for them.

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by vickydevoka(m): 11:03am On Feb 22, 2020
Do u knw n Igbo man dat make 2k profit daily is better than a banker that receives 100k monthly. Reasons are:
1. Proximity: an Igbo man house is usually close to his shop buh in case of a banker u locate ur work place which most tyms is far away from his house.
2. An banker spend more on clothes another frivolities. While as an Igo business man u can where anything.
3. An Igbo man business grows over tym.while the banker grows other person's business n could be sacked.
4. An Igbo man business could be inherited form his son. N my more.

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by eminentnigeria(m): 11:04am On Feb 22, 2020
That I should not allow someone jump over me while sleeping or else I will never grow again.

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Missionaire: 11:04am On Feb 22, 2020
1. If an alligator, Iguana or any other reptile bites you, it can only let go of you when thunder strikes.

2. If you leave an axe in a firewood after breaking wood, if a thorn or anything pierces your mother in the bush, it cannot be removed until that axe is removed.

3. If after eating crab you throw the remains on the ground instead of the roof, if a dog eats them, you will develop stomach ache.

4. If you throw your fallen tooth on the ground instead of a roof, it will never grow back.

5. Egg is not for children because it makes them to steal.

I believe that most of these "lies" were meant to deter us from doing wrong things or being negligent. For example:

* Number one was to let us know how dangerous reptiles are.

* Number two was to encourage us to not be negligent.

* Number three was to encourage us to be careful in disposing dangerous materials. Crabs remains are sharp and can injure people especially little children.

* Like seriously, I still don't know the wisdom behind number four.

Most of them was to correct bad habits.
Like eating while standing is a bad habit and so they told us that the food will go to our legs.
Sitting on a grinding stone is a bad habit and unhygienic so they told us that it can lead to infertility and what not.

But this one that big meat and fish was for only adults na fat lie. And so we would watch our father's plate of soup filled with meat while we the children that actually needed calcium and protein would be sharing little.

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Ralphjoe(m): 11:04am On Feb 22, 2020
NuclearReactor:

Lol, some even added that you must hit your head on the wall 3 times and dance just after each hit or else it wont grow cheesycheesy
ours is that you must add the a part shell of palm carrnel to the tooth before you throw it on the zink
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by vickydevoka(m): 11:04am On Feb 22, 2020
vickydevoka:
Do u knw n Igbo man dat make 2k profit daily is better than a banker that receives 100k monthly. Reasons are:
1. Proximity: an Igbo man house is usually close to his shop buh in case of a banker u locate ur work place which most tyms is far away from his house.
2. An banker spend more on clothes another frivolities. While as an Igo business man u can where anything.
3. An Igbo man business grows over tym.while the banker grows other person's business n could be sacked.
4. An Igbo man business could be inherited form his son. N my more.
In summary, school na scam. Start business at early stage n learn savings which is de most important part

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Swinger60(f): 11:05am On Feb 22, 2020
My mom told me if a man touches me I will get pregnant.

My people, if you know how many men that have been touching me ehen, male colleagues, conductors, male traders in the market, my male church members, etc, yet, I'm yet to get pregnant.


She would have simply told me what she meant was "if a man sleeps with me".

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by solomonkings: 11:06am On Feb 22, 2020
if boy touch u,u go carry belle...lol
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by michael123pelemo(m): 11:07am On Feb 22, 2020
A friend told me that my Mom's left breast would cut because I pissed on his piss�

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by bergs2(m): 11:10am On Feb 22, 2020
Touch a girl and watch as she gets preg.
But now have learnt what that means.
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by ju5na34ra: 11:11am On Feb 22, 2020
That we are the future of tmrw
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by BlueAir: 11:12am On Feb 22, 2020
U give up?? Do u think its easy for a senator to get to his position? ? A bricklayer only needs to market himself but politicians? ?
Amstupid:
OK, I give up cool
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by TheSourcerer: 11:13am On Feb 22, 2020
cassidy1996:
the patient dog eats the fattest bone


so the patient dog doesn't get any bone?

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Nobody: 11:13am On Feb 22, 2020
Comedian2019:
Ojuju will catch you. Up till now I neva see ojuju grin
ojuju calabar oyoyo oyoyo
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Froshloaded(m): 11:14am On Feb 22, 2020
cassidy1996:
the patient dog eats the fattest bone
lol, this saying no dey work again, you no hustle dey do patience dog grin grin


Swinger60:
My mom told me if a man touches me I will get pregnant.

My people, if you know how many men that have been touching me ehen, male colleagues, conductors, male traders in the market, my male church members, etc, yet, I'm yet to get pregnant.

She would have simply told me what she meant was "if a man sleeps with me".
She can't tell you then na, you are a baby then..

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Lolabisi007s(f): 11:15am On Feb 22, 2020
The biggest famous lie was Nigeria vs India
100-1 whoever brought up this lie shouldn’t make heaven for deceiving hundred of generations ���
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by ayorinde217(m): 11:15am On Feb 22, 2020
grin grin
JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI:
That I should go and put on my best cloth and shoe, before I comot for bedroom my dad and mom don zoom off tongue cry
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Ekemeze: 11:16am On Feb 22, 2020
Amstupid:
OK, I give up cool
swears! I give up also. Hahaha
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Neroiam(m): 11:17am On Feb 22, 2020
debossng:


Hard work doesn't mean being physically active BUT Being mentally articulate and active.

The Senator works hard by thinking out strategies and giving orders While the Bricklayer works hard by taking orders and physically running erands for the senator.

In all, HARD WORK PAYS, it all depends on how hard you choose to work

True.. Brain work go make you hungry pass physical work
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by 6digitscomrade: 11:18am On Feb 22, 2020
Amstupid:
I don't know how this is "true" though....

Some uncles and sisters with mamas self told me if I whistle with my mouth in a hot afternoon, snake will come out and bite me .....

I was 7yrs old DAT time, but since I have been whistling (morning, afternoon, night, even midnight) not even a bush snake has come out to attack me undecided

They are many more they told us just to dey make us afraid embarassed those days .......share if you have one.
that they all excelled well in school and that u udeme my great friend will be the leader of tomorrow ironically no one asked why they weren’t leading as it were..issokay
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by pbet15: 11:19am On Feb 22, 2020
We are the leaders of Tomorrow

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Neroiam(m): 11:19am On Feb 22, 2020
Michellekabod2:
ojuju calabar oyoyo oyoyo

Na who add the "calabar" seff? Na that person no go make heaven so
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Missionaire: 11:22am On Feb 22, 2020
TheSourcerer:
so the patient dog doesn't get any bone?

Why eat the bone after waiting for long when your fellows that were fast ate the flesh.... Juicy flesh. #LighterNote

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Omar09(m): 11:22am On Feb 22, 2020
falcon01:
between brick layer and a senator who works harder?

You'd be surprised to hear this. But it's the brick layer. He works harder... But the senator worked smarter.
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Nickshrapnel: 11:23am On Feb 22, 2020
FatherBona:
Swallow the seeds of a fruit and watch it germinate from your head.
A Colombian woman once put a potato in her vagina to prevent pregnancy, the potato germinated

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by darasimih104(m): 11:26am On Feb 22, 2020
Eating beans will make me grow tall... I chop beans die dos years... I no tall kankan
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by openmine(m): 11:26am On Feb 22, 2020
Kill a wall gecko and u will be urinating ad infinitum grin
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Openbusiness: 11:28am On Feb 22, 2020
Amstupid:
I don't know how this is "true" though....

Some uncles and sisters with mamas self told me if I whistle with my mouth in a hot afternoon, snake will come out and bite me .....

I was 7yrs old DAT time, but since I have been whistling (morning, afternoon, night, even midnight) not even a bush snake has come out to attack me undecided

They are many more they told us just to dey make us afraid embarassed those days .......share if you have one.

Biggest lie they ever told us is NIGERIA WILL GET BETTER cheesy

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Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Ekaka1(m): 11:31am On Feb 22, 2020
Neroiam:
Dem tell me say if my tooth falls, i no throw am ontop zinc, another one no go grow grin grin
This one ehhhhnnn cheesy grin
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by Yusluv13(m): 11:32am On Feb 22, 2020
dadalicious:
I was restless when I was younger,
I would be eating and playing around.
My mom(God rest her soul) told me if I eat standing up, the food will be going to my legs....I believed her.
medically, it ain't good eating while on standing.
Re: Olden Days Lies Elders Told Us -- Share Here by stEveWoz: 11:34am On Feb 22, 2020
falcon01:
between brick layer and a senator who works harder?
cheesy

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