Rabbit … Rabbit … Rabbit

rabbit rabbit rabbitWe needed to take a bit of a break here over the summer. Coming back in to blogging for love of rabbits seems a good way to spend some of the free Labor Day time today.

I learn new things all the time about rabbits and rabbit lore. Today in an online forum, I had someone in another country ask why English speakers suggest saying rabbit … rabbit … rabbit at the start of the day, the first day of each month. Now that is one I had not heard before.

Google research came to the rescue with an article on Wikipedia with a lot of information on origins, history and variants, but this is the basics on it:

“Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is one variant of a common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word “rabbit” or “rabbits”, or “white rabbits”, or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking (or first moment) on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month.

Hearing about this proves again there is always something new to learn about rabbits. I did think it was funny though when I was telling Blaine about it that he had the same thought I did. Usually if we are saying rabbit … rabbit … rabbit, it is because a bunny has done something very bad and we are muttering “rabbit” repeatedly instead of swearing at them.

Tomorrow and update on the Booda dome …

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