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  • Yep my mum told my that too!!! maybe they were in the same ward at the assylum?
  • My mum didnt tell me that, BUT my friend always goes on about that, another wierd one she always says is if you sneeze someones thinking about you....wierd!?
  • I have heard that one too. I have also heard if your palms itch you are about to get some unexpected money and if your nose itches someone is going to come for a visit.
  • I have heard this. Also heard if your palms are itchy youre about to run into some money.
  • The way I heard it, if your ears are ringing then someone is talking about you.. Haven't heard the 'ears burning' theory.
  • Both. I've heard of it from my mum, but she's also a total nutter, so they could both be true. Other people have heard of it, *and* your mum's crazy.
  • I've heard that, it's really well known in our family anyway. Also, if your nose is itching it means you're going to have an argument, if your feet itch, it means you will soon be treading on strange ground, right hand itching - coming into some money, left hand itching - losing some money. I'm sure there's loads more...
  • My mom's 69 and she used to tell me the same thing growing up. When I'd walk into the room she'd say "were your ears burning?" if she'd been talking about me.
  • I've heard that a lot from my relatives and friends.
  • I grew up hearing that from various family and friends, too. Your mum isn't mad! ;)
  • This belief could be more than 800 years old. The superstition seems to be common and well distributed. It may have its roots in middle age England. If the same superstition is in Europe, Australia, America and elsewhere it tends to suggest a common and much older source. Think about it. I am from Florida. I was told that if you hear ringing it means someone is talking about you. This seems a reasonable subjective conclusion. The mouth speaks. The ear hears. If you hear something that sounds like a distant sound then perhaps it comes from a distant or faint source. Whether or not there is any real science to support this belief I can not say. Without medicine I would have to conclude tinitus is caused by a supernatural reason. Is my mother Mad?
  • Well, if the choice is simply between madness or having heard it before... I'm afraid she's mad : ( But they aren't the only choices : P ***** I'd never heard that before, but it's patently not true. Your mother is simply mistaken.
  • Yes, I have. I think it was my grandmother that told me that
  • yep, thats a saying Ive heard before, quite common I thought
  • In the U.S. I've heard ringing, maybe that would help.
  • I grew up hearing it, too. I have said it myself.
  • I've read it before but I've never felt them burning. Actually I had an occasion to field test that hypothesis. My brother and a friend were talking about me in another room. They didn't know that I was home and that I could hear what they were saying. This enabled me to focus on their conversation long enough to determine that there was no noticeable rise in the temperature of my ears. ;)
  • my mate told me this, also if your nose is itchy somebody is talking about you
  • I've always heard that as well.
  • I have heard it too. I think its an english saying.
  • I have heard that saying a lot. I'm Canadian.
  • The answer is simple Anyone over the age of 40 has heard this saying Anyone under the age of 25 probably hasn't Its an old saying and people at Uni, don't speak that way.
  • I grew up hearing that saying. I was told that right is for spite and left is for love. Your mum is not MAD.
  • Yeah I've heard that... but it doesn't happen to me. Actually, my face does that instead of my ears, and it will happen very randomly, even if I'm alone. My face goes all red then I get the feeling that someone's watching me
  • I've heard that too. And I've also heard that if you're nose itches, someone is talking about you!
  • You tell the people at uni that they're a bunch of dicks. Cause I've heard that. =P
  • my mum says it too
  • It's HUMMING/RINGING. If they are burning, you have a rash.
  • My mum used to say it and I have heard lots of people use it.
  • Yes, My mom used to say the same thing, however I do not remember if it ever happened to me!!
  • i heard it too
  • I have heard that. Although the version I remember was if your left ear hummed or burned someone was talking about you in a good way and the right ear meant someone was talking about you in a bad way. Weird, huh?
  • No my mom talks about that too. Also about how if you sneeze you verify someone's claim.
  • Yeah my parents used to say that, instead that they are swearing at you. My mom also claims that if you sneeze you verify someone's statement.
  • I've only ever heard that in old movies.
  • I've heard it- my mum used to say right for spite, left your lover as a means to know whether it was good or bad being said about you.
  • Yeah this is a very common saying especially if you’re the topic of conversation in your absence “I’ll bet their ears are burning”! “we were just chatting about you! Were your ears burning”? It’s a classic English idiom……..
  • Yes, I think it is one of those old wives tales that get passed down.
  • I heard it as if one's ears were ringing here in the US.
  • I've heard it before
  • i'd have to say it's true. Have seen certain events to this and the result is the same.
  • Nope... She's not mad... It's an old saying that I've heard before. See http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/ear "ears are burning ◊If your ears are burning or you feel your ears burning, you have the feeling that other people are talking about you. â–ª (humorous) “We were talking about you last night.” “That explains why I felt my ears burning.”" See http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/tales15.html , too.

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