Well now it's DEFINITELY going to rain!
August 5, 2013 8:25 AM Subscribe
I've realised that there is a habit in my culture (white, UK English) of not acknowledging possible good things for fear that this will 'cause' a reversal. Have you noticed this habit in your country? Is there a name and/or history attached to this superstition?
posted by NoiselessPenguin to society & culture (37 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For example, if I say "Ah, no roadworks today - should be a clear drive!", my mum might say "Don't say that! Now there'll be an accident!" Popular other subjects that attract the finger of Doom are health and (unsurprisingly) the weather. Especially rain.