Today's superstition first appeared in 1957's Every Mother's Guide to Superstition:
If you drop silverware on the floor, that means company's coming to visit. Possibly the paramedics if you don't put some shoes on, walking around barefoot with silverware all over the floor like you do. What, I didn't raise you to know any better?Man. Sorry for the flashbacks.
Here to send you off to the next blog on the hop is a polite request from Dame Shirley Bassey: