Sunday, July 4, 2010

Why Knock On Wood?



People knock on wood in one of two contexts. In the first, someone makes a statement about something which they hope does not come true, and they knock on wood to avoid that event. In the other instance, someone makes a statement about a desired outcome, and they knock on wood either to pay homage to lucky spirits or to ward off bad ones, depending on personal belief. While knocking on wood is unlikely to have a scientific basis, it seems to be a relatively harmless superstition, and some people believe that it is better to be safe, rather than sorry, when it comes to luck.

Well, I leave it up to you folks if you do the same. I do not do any knock on wood...lol!

2 comments:

  1. heheheh i am knocking on wood sis if somebody said something bad and hope it won't happen..nkasuhid si hubby nako aning knock2x on wood hehehhe

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  2. oh gosh, i always do that before, but now, i hardly can't remember when was the last time i knocked on the wood.

    have a lovely day!

    -jenskie
    http://jennyescano.blogspot.com

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