old wise tale vs old wives’ tale : Common Errors in English

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An absurd superstition is an “old wives’ tale”: according to sexist tradition a story popular among credulous old ladies. It’s not an “old wise tale” or—even worse—an “old wives’ tail.”

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  • Month of conception can affect child's health at birth

    It’s still an old wives’ tale that a woman can plan her child’s sex by timing the month when she conceives, but a new study has found that babies conceived at certain times of the year may be predisposed to adverse health outcomes, such as premature birth.        
    on July 10, 2013 Source: Baltimore Sun

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