Date: Sat, 5 Aug 1995 15:20:33 -0700
From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU
Subject: Re: King's X
I was born i 1929 and grew up in Wenatchee, Washington the Apple
Capital of the World; and King's X was well-known to us as a time out
device, particularly while playing Tag or Chase or some such thing. It
was usually accompanied by our crossing our fingers and/or legs and/or
arms while proclaming loudly "King's X!"
Incidentally, crossing body parts also was used to indicate a denial of a
statement. For instance: "Your mother is calling you." If your mother
wasn't calling, this state could not be considered a lie if one croseed
one's fingers, arms, legs, toes, eyes, shoelaces I heard once. The
ethics of children are everybit as complex as those of lawyers.