_CRUCEMOS LOS DEDOS_ "We're crossing our fingers"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 29 20:31:17 UTC 2012

A headline from a Spanish site.

Not interesting beyond the fact that it shows that this idiom exists
outside of English. Whether the Spanish be a calque deponent knoweth
not. My WAG is that it's not, since It's obviously "the Christian
thing to do."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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