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Ever Wondered How The Term 'Touch Wood' Started?

The reason will surprise you!

Ever Wondered How The Term 'Touch Wood' Started?
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And the crowd is applauding and cheering up the Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar after he has scored 98 runs smashing fours and sixes one after the other.

But the fact is Sachin Tendulkar is out on the next ball. Just before he chased the last ball, everyone was saying, Sachin should complete 100 runs, TOUCH WOOD! Where did the word Touch Wood come from? Does wood has anything in common with our luck?

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It is believed that when you say something good about a person, it may somehow turn against him resulting in bad things.

It is believed that when you say something good about a person, it may somehow turn against him resulting in bad things.

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And it is said that when you say, Touch Wood after a good thing, the person will not face any bad luck.

And it is said that when you say, Touch Wood after a good thing, the person will not face any bad luck.
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Some people believe that the tradition of saying Touch Wood is derived from 'Pagans' where trees were the homes of spirits.

Some people believe that the tradition of saying Touch Wood is derived from ‘Pagans’ where trees were the homes of spirits.
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To touch a tree was to seek the spirit's blessing which would obstruct the bad luck.

To touch a tree was to seek the spirit's blessing which would obstruct the bad luck.
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Other people say that the phrase, Touch Wood came from Christian Community.

Other people say that the phrase, Touch Wood came from Christian Community.
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Because Christians believe that touching wood can help them to seek protection from God.

Because Christians believe that touching wood can help them to seek protection from God.
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Some believe that this phrase was used by coal miners where they would tap on each wooden roof support to know whether the wood was rotten or not.

Some believe that this phrase was used by coal miners where they would tap on each wooden roof support to know whether the wood was rotten or not.
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It is also said that you should touch wood to prevent the spirits from hearing and presumably to prevent your hopes from coming true.

It is also said that you should touch wood to prevent the spirits from hearing and presumably to prevent your hopes from coming true.
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People in ancient time believed that bad spirits lived in the wood so they would knock or tap so that the bad spirits wouldn't hear their hopes.

People in ancient time believed that bad spirits lived in the wood so they
 would knock or tap so that the bad spirits wouldn't hear their hopes.
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