File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 113


Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 16:03:23 EDT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Break A String, break a neck
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"break (your) neck"
"zlom vaz"

is what you say in Czech.  Any other variations from other languages anybody 
knows?

by the way, you can't wish "break a string" in Czech, you could wish "tear a 
string"

Vit Horejs


In a message dated 9/12/2005 3:38:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
SpencePorter-AT-post.harvard.edu writes:
Actually, all of the widely cited explanations (there are several) of "break 
a leg" are completely speculative.  There's no evidence at all, and nobody 
really knows.  I personally suspect that it is indeed simple superstition, 
corresponding to the French theatrical equivalent "Merde".


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