VIP Class Notes (Li)
superstitions:Ā a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck; a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck.
eg. It is a commonĀ superstitionĀ that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck.
eg. According to superstition, if youĀ walkĀ under aĀ ladderĀ itĀ bringsĀ youĀ badĀ luck.
break a leg:Ā an idiom that means Good luck!
eg. YouĀ allĀ lookĀ greatĀ inĀ yourĀ costumes!Ā BreakĀ aĀ leg!
touch wood:Ā when you are talking about a good situation, you sayĀ touch wood to mean that you hope this continues and that you will not have bad luck.
eg. I’veĀ beenĀ drivingĀ forĀ 36Ā yearsĀ andĀ haveĀ neverĀ beenĀ inĀ anĀ accident.Ā TouchĀ wood!
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD):Ā a problem in which you feel compelled to perform certain actions repeatedly
eg. Repeatedly washing your hands is an OCD.
will attend to knock on other’s door – will attend an event to knock on other people’s door
he dressed up like a huge spider – he dressed upĀ asĀ a huge spider
It’s not like I’m un OCD – It’s not like I don’t have an OCD
unregularly – irregularlyĀ