True stories with a twist!

Do you think that words you use have some sort of magical power?

imagesHave you noticed how many people begin their statements with the expression, “I don’t want to jinx this, but…”

“I don’t want to jinx it but cross your fingers; that vacation rental might become available.”

‘I don’t want to jinx it, but your dog has a good chance to win “Best of Show” this year.

“I don’t want to jinx it, but the Yankees look like they might win the World Series.”

Do people really think that words have the power to change anything? 

Do they think if they comment on an event their words can change the outlook?

Do they think that their words can stop the track of events?

If you were to ask them whether they are superstitious they would probably say “No; certainly not. I have never been superstitious!” Most  people don’t think of themselves as being influenced by the occult. And if they do they don’t want to admit it.They prefer to think of themselves as intellectually, not superstitiously directed.  

They wouldn’t want to accept the premise that words they speak have the possibility of changing the course of history.

So if they’re not superstitious why are they uncomfortable about making a statement without apologizing in the first place? Why do they feel it necessary to first add “I don’t want to jinx it but…”?

Of course I don’t think any of you believe in that stuff. Not you! But just in case, because there are no guarantees, what subjects do you introduce by starting with:

“I don’t want to jinx this, but…”Unknown

Comments on: "I DON’T WANT TO JINX THIS" (17)

  1. I don’t want to jinx it but the cake I made for the birthday party tonight smells really good.

  2. No. I am absolutely not superstitious. I pinky swear!

  3. ……..I’m just going to walk under that ladder

  4. I believe our thoughts and words are very powerful and do have an influence on our lives and possibly the lives of others. I like to phrase my words with a positive twist.

  5. Margy said:

    My husband says he wouldn’t want to jinx his luck on lottery tickets by buying them at any place other than where he has won a few times (either a free ticket or a few dollars.)

  6. Anonymous said:

    I don’t want to jinx this, but, my pain is less today – I will never say it again. Without fail, I get hit like an earthquake. Likewise, trying to comment on your blogs – Last blog I felt so good that my comments went through, and an added bonus, a comment from you,- bingo problems again tonight. These are luxury problems. Love to read your writing anyway but think I will comment via email.

  7. I don’t want to jinx this but it was enjoyable.

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