Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 13:41:00 EDT From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Re: Truce Terms I assumed that crossing the fingers was necessary. It was, in fact, the (folk?) etymology of 'King's X.' Your fingers were 'X-ed.' In fact, sneaky kids would be tagged and then reveal that their toes were crossed, apparently in those safer times down Louisville way, making one immune. I even remember some kids claiming immunity since their hair or eyes were crossed. These claims usually led to extended debate. Dennis Preston 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]