Random Fact of European Life

As an American this gesture is immediately recognizable:

Fingers Crossed

The symbol for telling telling a fib if they are behind your back or for wishing good luck when in front. When you think about it is an odd thing but when you grow up with doing it is so natural.

Now can you tell me what I am doing in this picture?

Well here I am holding thumbs.

Uhhh what?

This is the general equivalent of fingers crossed for good luck in Europe. The first time I heard Mr. H say it and do it I was so amused.

I now use both and we often joke around and will do one hand fingers crossed and one hand holding thumbs.

Which do you like better?

About these ads

2 comments

Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s