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Tempting Fate: Folklore
  • Many professions have superstitions designed to avert and/or subvert this trope, such as stage performers' traditional well-wish of "Break a leg!" (because telling someone "You'll be fantastic!" is Tempting Fate), or sailors' reluctance to call "lifeboats" by that name (so Fate won't put its accuracy to the test).
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