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October 04, 2003

Knock on wood

Origin of the phrase & custom: TOUCH WOOD/KNOCK ON WOOD.

Posted by razib at 02:41 PM




Heh, heh... he said "touch wood"...

Posted by: jimbo at October 4, 2003 03:13 PM


Good site,
I put it to the test, by looking up "rule of thumb" which I have heard from western-hating leftists as either being a test for Jews or for the stick you can beat your wife with. As a good scholar he attempts to explain while showing that a lot of phrases have origins clouded in mystery.

Posted by: scott at October 4, 2003 06:09 PM