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    Skweeky's Avatar Manker's web totty
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    'lo

    Was just wondering if anyone know where the tradition of putting silver in a new baby's hand comes from?

    My neighbour said it's an old Irish tradition but I can't seem to find anything online regarding it. Anyone have a clue?

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    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
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    It's so they don't lose the natural pikey-reflex.

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    My guess would be money-grubbing parents.

    As in, "Yes, certainly we'll save it for his/her future".
    Uh-huh.
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    Maybe they'll send them out for werewolves later.

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    Skweeky's Avatar Manker's web totty
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    Apparently it's an old Jewish tradition. Something to do with trading the baby for money to acknowledge a gift from God has been received

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    Those Irish Jews are menthol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    Those Irish Jews are menthol.
    =Irish Jews??

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    Fookin leprechauns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    Those Irish Jews are menthol.
    And the Scottish ones?
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    They prefer peppermint.

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