Why is “break a leg” a wish for good luck among theater folk? It comes from the German phrase hals-und beinbruch which means “neck and leg break” which means good luck.
That very well may have been a corruption of the Hebrew hatzlakha u-brakha meaning “success and blessing” which came to Germany via Yiddish. How did it end up in American entertainment? A lot of theater folk in early 20th century America were German-speaking immigrant Jews.
hals-und beinbruch William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-2-18
Perfect young summer William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 6-2-18
Sfivufd zj kyv iffk fw rcc vmzc – kyv uvjgrzizex ivwljrc kf sv fevjvcw.
Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.