The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1322 Monday, 30 June 2003
From: David Friedberg <
Date: Friday, 27 Jun 2003 18:51:39 -0400
Subject: 14.1282 Re: Knocking on Wood
Comment: Re: SHK 14.1282 Re: Knocking on Wood
Carol Barton said,
>It is therefore wholly pagan in origin.
Is it not true that almost all Christian practices are pagan in origin?
I remember hearing many years ago when I said "Knock wood" that was
unseemly for a Jew so to do.
Similarly many illiterate Jews would not make their mark with a cross,
but would instead use a circle. In Yiddish a circle is "Kikel" hence
"kike". A Christian cross as you know has one long stem
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