Thursday, October 14, 2010


All in all, it is hard to try and make this cliche into something fresh and new, in doing this blog I learnt more about the actual cliche as well as the many other ways in which is has been used!
Why has this expression become a cliche? Because of people taking it out of its actual context and incorporating it into something that wears it out!

I must say, what i have noticed in going through images and research - somehow the "keep your fingers crossed" is used in context of relationships, love, hate, lying... could this possibly be the new and fresh way of interpreting this cliche?

It might seem a little stupid, but in some of the pictures, the finger crossed do in a sense represent a sense of unity, something that can't necessarily be broken, but unfortunately in some cases, that unity does fall to pieces...

I personally do find some of the more "lovey dovey" images more appealling, they are really sweet...
here are just a few of them :

If i could change the way this cliche should be read, i think i might just have it refer to how two people can be as one if they stick together, i'm not sure if any of you have heard something similar to " Oh jenny and i, we're like this" *fingers crossed* to show they have a tight bond...
I think it could catch on, who knows?? :) x

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Different Outlooks

In life, I have had my moments of having a pessimistic outlook on life, where i viewed things as half empty instead of half full!
But i soon realised that it was definitely not a way to live life, in hoping for things, i would no longer have these thoughts in the back of my mind that they wouldn't come true...Instead i would put all my positive energy towards those hopes and dreams and just wait and see how things turned out...
I still have my moments where i think things aren't possible, but thats when I just stop myself right there and I start to let the positive energy flows through... 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill 
Some of you might not agree, but then again, to each his own...

Messages of hope...

Something else which some of you might disagree upon are Oracle cards - "Messages from your angels" and "Healing with angel cards".

In the beginning i thought it was really silly, cards fortelling your feelings and things that might come about in the near future, but surpirisingly, they often do make sense; i have had a few readings done and most of the time they are accurate! 
It would be during times where things were stressful - martic finals and i felt i needed a little guidance and reassurance and yes, a little bit of luck, so i looked to the angel cards for "advice" and the cards that i had picked out were accurate they gave me hope, I didn't necessarily just live by what they had told me, i still gave it my all, i worked for it, had the positive outlook and waited for the outcome...

These cards, they assists some people by  answering some of  life's most intense and persistent questions and also providing guidance, there is no specific purpose for the cards but the bring about spiritual enlightenment...

So in linking the oracle cards to keeping ones fingers crossed, i think that they help in bringing one good fortune, not along the lines of winning the lottery...I think they bring about more emotional good fortune than physical. Providing reassurance and peace of mind...


Now that most of you have an idea of what "fingers crossed" means, I was wondering if it was just me or do you feel that it's slightly strange how we use specific signs or expressions to recieve good luck as well as hope?

I personally feel that in order for good things to happen for us, one has to have faith; not neccesarily religious faith, but just to have faith in yourself. 
I am all for wishing for luck and wanting hope,  but in life, you'll learn that it doesn't just fall into your lap, we work hard for it and reap what we sow...

We place our hopes and dreams on the sign and expression "fingers crossed", but does this in anyway really grant our wish? 

What is your opinon on this?

'High hopes & 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Culture Shock...for some?

I read on one of those "Yahoo Answers" pages when looking up my cliche, and the arbest thing i had read among all the answers was this story this women had written in...
And it goes like this:

"My Stepmother is part Native American and she had said that in her culture, when a child is crossing their fingers it is a 'sign' that somebody in the family is pregnant." 
Later on in the same post this woman then wrote that her 2 year old son had been crossing his fingers and she had later discovered she was pregnant with her 2nd child... It isn't for everyone to believe, but it apparently does work?

Child's Play...

The mind of a child, how they interpret  the sign of "keeping fingers crossed"

- negs!
- nix!
- ningzies!
- nikkie not on!
- nikkie not me!

All these expressions are used when you want to eliminate yourself from doing something that is either too much effort or you really just don't want to be "the chosen one" or in a more defined term - "It"

Be it on the playground at school or in the comfort of your own home, things come about where someone has to take initiative. Especially among children! 

As a young child and okay, i'll admit it...To this day I still use the expression "negs": to not answer the phone, clean the car or wash the dishes! It just makes life so much easier, especially in a family of 5.

When i asked this little girl what her thoughts were; she said she always tried to get "negs" first, so that she didn't have to be "it" she didn't want to be the bad guy people ran away and hid from when playing hide and seek. Being "it" sucked, hiding is so much more fun!

To think how this sign -"fingers crossed" has been torn away completely from its Original and used in a form of child's play...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Superstitious minds...

Our world is just full of 'em crazies...
'inconsequential creations of irrational minds'

+ Cross your fingers to make wish. Bad luck is trapped at the point where the two fingers meet so when we cross our fingers, we stop the bad luck from escaping and allow our wishes to come true.
+ When a suspected witch crossed your path, you could make a cross shortcut by crossing your index and second finger or the index fingers of both hands. This would provide protection and ward off the evil influence. Just like in Dracula movies, it was believed the power of the cross or any religious talisman would combat the forces of darkness.
I personally don't see how placing your middle finger over your index finger can have the desirable effect of warding off evil to keep them from ruining our good fortunes or keeping good luck entrapped for later use?
Do you think this truly works?
A superstition like "keeping your finger crossed" actually resulting in good fortune?!?

Bring it on!