A long time ago I heard someone say:
Which I instantly recognized is very similar to some 'old wives tales' in English. In English there are things like:
Cracking knuckles gives arthritis.
Don't go outside with wet hair or you will catch a cold.
Don't swallow gum or it will stay in your stomach for seven years.
Don't make silly faces or it will make the silly face permanent.
"Don't play with fire or you will wet the bed," seems pretty similar, no?
What are Old Wives Tales called in Chinese?
Where can I find a list of similar Chinese old wives tales?
What are some common Chinese old wives tales?