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Re: Cross my fingers

Posted by Smokey Stover on December 06, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Cross my fingers posted by RRC on December 06, 2005

: : What **cross my fingers** means
: : Thank you in advance

: Cross my fingers refers to actually crossing your fingers, usually the middle finger over the index finger.
: Crossing your fingers can have several meanings depending on context, most dealing with superstitions or children's games.
: You can cross your fingers to bring good luck. I'll keep my fingers crossed so everything will turn out okay
: You can cross your fingers when saying something so that it "doesn't count." I said it, but I had my fingers crossed behind my back so it doesn't count."
: Some tag-type games you can cross your fingers to be "safe" aka king's X.

Very nice picture and completely accurate. I think that crossing one's fingers so that what you say doesn't count can also be explained as a way of lying, since you don't tell the other person your fingers are crossed. You cross them behind your back, usually. Am I telling you the truth? Cross my heart and hope to die. SS