2022: Creating a Lexicon of Future
J is for Jinx
The word “jynx” meaning the bird wryneck and sometimes a charm or spell has been in use in English since the seventeenth century. The modern spelling and connotations developed late in the nineteenth century.
The term “jinx” also arises when one does not want to say something positive about an incomplete or inconclusive situation out of fear of “jinxing it”. The superstition…