Good Luck!

American Culture,English Fun,English Idioms 26 October 2010 | 2 Comments

These are symbols of luck in the United States.  Post a comment about things that bring luck in your country.

Four leaf clover – If you find a 4 leaf clover in a clover patch, then you will have very good luck.  Usually they are only 3 leaf clovers. The 4 leaves represent fame, wealth, love and health! 

Rabbit’s foot  – To carry a rabbit’s foot is good luck. I had one as a child, I sure do hope it was fake, because to me carrying a foot around is kind of gross.  

Break a leg -  This is something you say to an actor/actress right before they perform.  It’s believed if you say this, then the opposite will occur – good luck.  If you say ‘good luck’ to an actor before a performance, then something bad will happen to them. 

Crossing your fingers – Many believe that if you cross your fingers it will bring you good luck. Also, sometimes people cross their fingers if they are lying. It’s almost as if it is okay to lie if you cross your fingers.

2 Responses on “Good Luck!”

  1. Stanislav says:

    In Russia we say: “Have no down, no feather” to someone who is going to pass the exams (schools or institutes). That person must answer: “to hell”.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Wow, that’s a strong and powerful thing to say! Hopefully it works as well! Thanks so much for your comment!

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