Here's a question for you:
When seen in a mirror, which of the following words printed in capital letters will look the same as when viewed directly?
MAN TOOT DEED
I can imagine the wealthy saying, 'Let them use streams.'
Nowadays, materials used for backing mirrors are metallic coatings of silver, gold, and chrome. The silvering process was invented in about 1600AD and is still used even today. Source: Mirror History.
I simply don't believe what I see in the mirror. I know I'm slimmer than the reflection and my face is much younger. Hehe. Self image is a powerful thing, especially when you post a fifteen-year-old picture on your social media.
Sayings about a cracked mirror bringing seven years bad luck used to abound when I was a child. Some people would cover a mirror if there was a death in the family too, believing their soul would become trapped.
Superstitions aside, have you ever tried tying a bow in your own hair while looking in a mirror? It doesn't help much—believe me. A few days ago I thought I'd tie a narrow satin ribbon on one side of my hair to hold it back instead of a clip. Clumsy fingers and wrong messages made the task very difficult.
And now to the answer of the question: TOOT. How did you do?