Saturday, December 03, 2005

Cross your fingers

I've said that a lot lately dealing with submissions. So thought it would be interesting to research the origins of the phrase.

The cross in pre-Christian times was considered a symbol of unity with spirits connecting at the intersection points.

Originally, in European countries, two people were required to use their index fingers to form the sign, one to make the wish and the other to support it.

The act was simplified so that a person could do it by themself. And further simplified into the phrase, "Cross your fingers," in order to bring about good luck.

May the muses cross their fingers


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