Dec 102013

According to the superstition, uttering the words on the first of the month will make you lucky for the rest of it. Host Rachel Martin speaks with public radio host and word-lover Martha Barnette about where the notion came from.

Rabbit, rabbit. Some of you may have said that first thing this morning. And for those still slowly rising – get to it, it could bring you good luck all month long. Saying rabbit, rabbit on the first of the month is supposed to be a harbinger of good fortune.
Few of us know the history behind this quirky saying. So we thought we’d get to the bottom of this question. Martha Barnette hosts the public radio show A Way With Words. She herself is a word lover, here to share with us some of the history and tradition of rabbit, rabbit. Hey, Martha. Welcome to the show.

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