Escalon Times - - PERSPECTIVE -

Knock on Wood

The first pos­si­ble ori­gin of ‘knock­ing on wood’ is that it’s a much more laid-back ver­sion of the ruckus that pa­gan Euro­peans raised to chase away evil spir­its from their homes and trees or to pre­vent them from hear­ing about, and ru­in­ing, a per­son’s good luck.

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