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    Violet
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    I was thinking...

    Post  Violet on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:49 am

    about ages, and wondering why 18 is 'the key of the door' i'm sure there are others like this but I can't think just now, but why 'the key of the door?' the door to adulthood perhaps?

    Are there different sayings for ages in different countries?



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    Post  Kaere on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:02 am

    I've never heard that term or anything even close. So I'm guessing it's a British thing? Here when a person reaches the legal age for drinking and voting, we just say they're legal.
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    Post  Violet on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:05 am

    We even give ornamental keys as gifts in the uk they sell them in greetings card shops (is it 18 or 21? it might be 21) it's definately one of those two ages.



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    Re: I was thinking...

    Post  sparkly on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:27 am



    hi violet and kaere,
    i've seen it for both. i think it's the different ages for what kaere said.
    but i've seen cakes for 21 in the family. a friend got one (gold key) for 18th...i didn't coz my dad was dying...but yeah i think it is a key to entry.
    perhaps it was a templar thing, freemason thing...now a ritual no one really understands, but does anyhow.
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    Post  Violet on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:27 pm

    Hi Sparkly it's funny how many things we actually do without thinking or even knowing why we're doing it, from blowing out candles on a birthday cake to tossing coins into a well I suppose a lot of it comes from seeing parents and such doing these things.



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    Post  sparkly on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:00 pm



    ed zacchary violet! i notice it a lot in the world...
    people don't know why...but doing xyz...
    never think..."why?" !

    crazy world!
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    Re: I was thinking...

    Post  Violet on Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:36 am

    It's amazing how many will say 'i'm not superstitious' and then do the 'touch wood' thing in their next breath



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