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Why do some people knock on wood three times?

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Its a superstition. For example if I say "I have never been in a car accident" I have just jinxed myself. To cancel the jinx I would "knock on wood". Its a common phase some people just use as well, they don't actually act. Just to say basically that they are now fearful it may happen JUST because it was mentioned.

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probably has to do with movies they watched, and they automatically copy it.

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just so people don't get karma (which some people believe in it).

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superstitious .

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when my wife knock on wood three times that means its dinner time

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oh wow that is the most whack way to tell some1 it's dinnertime. lol;)
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To jinx u

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It's a superstition. When knocking on wood your asking what they thought in ancient times was the trees spirit to ward off evil. That's why when you say something bad you knock on wood.

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Just to call your attention towards them. Just to show their presence.

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superstition.

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