ohad wrote:Some people touch wood for luck, when they say something that they want to come true. It does indeed come from superstition.
I've actually heared once that this custom emanates from Christian tradition or at least Christian superstition.Touch wood really refers to Christ (Jesus).When saying touch wood people use to knock on a wodden object.This is because Jesus was crucified (apparently) on a wooden cross.So this is a symbolic way of reminding him, as if one wish to reinforce his belief in him or ask for a divine guarding, especially when you don't want to bring the jinx (bad luck, evil eye) to you.
- I was never involved in a car exident, touch wood.
- I earned a lot money from that deal, touch wood.
Tukanja wrote:knocked on wood for all the furniture, in the room which you've been chatting from, had been made of plastic-glass combinations.
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