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Left to leave...

Posted by ESC on January 17, 2009 at 19:03

In Reply to: Left to leave... posted by Susan White on January 17, 2009 at 17:09:

: What is the correct wording of the saying 'left to leave, right to receive'? It's something to do with an itch on your hand I think. We have a dispute ongoing and I would love to get the correct quotation

I didn't find the quote. But found this: "If the palm of the right hand itches, money is coming to you, if that of the left hand, it will have to be paid out by you. It is customary to rub it on wood for luck in both cases." "Encyclopedia of Superstitions" by E. and M.A. Radford, edited and revised by Christina Hole, Barnes and Noble Books, 1996. First published in 1948. "I Ain't Supertitious," as sung by Howlin' Wolf: "When my right hand itches, I get money for sure."