Break a leg
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Dec 2 17:54:32 UTC 2002
Bear in mind that the superstition, that it's bad luck to say good luck on opening night (as they say in The Producers), is probably older than "Break a leg."
From: Michael Quinion [mailto:TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG]
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 12:11 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Break a leg
Certainly, from the
evidence, the common supposition among actors that it dates from the
eighteenth century is quite wrong.
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