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Actors avoid curses associated with superstitions

If you have a friend in the theater, then you’re probably guilty of it – you hear they’re performing tonight and, whether or not you’re able to attend, you want them to know you support them so you utter those two fateful words: good luck.

While the intent behind such an utterance is almost always pure, this is actually one of the worst things you can do to a superstitious actor before they enter the stage as it actually guarantees them bad luck in their performance. If one actually wanted to wish good fortune to an actor or musician, the correct turn of phrase is the ironic “break a leg.” While scholars cannot confidently pinpoint the origin of this phrase, it’s known around the world as the best way to actually wish a performer good fortune.

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This entry was posted on March 9, 2015 by in Folklore.

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