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  • ISBN 0517459442
  • ISBN13 978-0517459447
  • Language English
  • Author Rh Value Publishing
  • Publisher Random House Value Publishing (July 9, 1986)
  • Pages 263
  • Formats txt rtf lit lrf
  • Category Nutrition and Health
  • Subcategory Psychology and Counseling
  • Size ePub 1914 kb
  • Size Fb2 1382 kb
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Identifies and provides the historical background for common superstitions, symbols, customs, and bits of folklore

Published July 9th 1986 by Random House Value Publishing. Knock On Wood And Other Superstitions.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Knock On Wood & Other Superstitions. Published July 9th 1986 by Random House Value Publishing. 0517459442 (ISBN13: 9780517459447).

In some versions of the tradition, only one person, the speaker, is meant to "knock on wood".

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Find out the origins of the superstition to knock on wood and why it brings good luck and wards off evil

Find out the origins of the superstition to knock on wood and why it brings good luck and wards off evil. It was also seen as a thank-you gesture to the spirits or gods for bringing good luck and blessings.

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While the origins of knock on wood may never be known for certain, the superstition remains popular around the globe and has even given rise to several local variations.

In his book The Lore of the Playground, British folklorist Steve Roud traces the practice to a 19th century children’s game called Tiggy Touchwood, a type of tag in which players were immune from being caught whenever they touched a piece of wood such as a door or a tree. While the origins of knock on wood may never be known for certain, the superstition remains popular around the globe and has even given rise to several local variations. Turkish people often pull on one earlobe and knock on wood twice to ward off a jinx.

For other uses, see Knock on Wood (disambiguation) Knocking on wood – in Britain and Australia the phrase is touch wood – is an. .

For other uses, see Knock on Wood (disambiguation). Look up knock on wood or touch wood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Knocking on wood in the Oval Office. In Romania, there is also a superstition that one can avoid bad things aforementioned by literally knocking on wood ("a bate în lemn").

If you knock on wood when you say something presumptuous or freak out .

If you knock on wood when you say something presumptuous or freak out when you see a broken mirror, you’re not alone - Americans are still very superstitious. Here’s why. (Image: Nadeen Nakib for Yahoo Health/iStock). They may seem old-fashioned, but superstitions are still alive and well, according to a new survey. com polled 18,000 people on the superstitions they believe in and found that, as a whole, people are still very superstitious. As we learn these associations, we may discuss them with others, and over time, may embed them in our culture. But where did these come from in the first place?