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tirc83
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 2:32AM

I had this file accepted and got a note that 'wishing' wasn't an appropriate keyword. I'm not so sure it isn't as if I was searching for 'wishing' I'd want results like this to show up. As there doesn't seem to be a right of appeal, I just wanted others' opinions for my own peace of mind ...


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Whiteway
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 2:55AM
There is a right of appeal, Gary. The Dark Angel can swoop in and just add it back in for you. Here's wishing!
jeangill
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 3:00AM
Fingers crossed for you = I'm wishing and hoping that your file gets its keyword back. Was 'hope/hoping' disallowed?
ducksandwich
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 9:17AM
Fooosh! Ethan's off fighting evil elsewhere so I'll just have to do. Wishing is back. 
tirc83
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 10:40AM
Thanks - I checked the search for 'wishing' and just wondered why mine had been singled out
NoDerog
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 8:38AM

In America, the fingers crossed behind one's back often means lying or breaking a promise. As noted in Wikipedia: "Crossed fingers behind the back can also be used when making a promise or a claim to indicate that you are lying."


So, I think you could add keywords like: lying, dishonesty and deceit.
tirc83
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 8:46AM
Thank you NoDerog - that's the trouble with IS keywording - contributors are worldwide yet there are so many local variations for things like this.
CaroleGomez
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 12:31PM

Actually, I'm in the UK and I've only ever known behind the back fingers crossed to signify deceit, just as NoDerog said.  We do say "fingers crossed" for luck, rather than a wish, but in that instance it's never behind someone's back. I'd put it down to a regional variation, except that my parents were Welsh, so there must be another explanation of the differences


 
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 3:08PM
Yes, I'm with you Carole, except I have only one Welsh parent.

I think, if you were wishing for something to happen, you might cross your fingers for luck? Though, I agree, it's not quite the same as rubbing the genie's lamp.
tirc83
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 3:14PM

Don't get me started on my rubbing the genie's lamp image ..


I set the photo up with the aim of someone hoping for an outcome. I do know of the lying connotation but have always associated with wishing/hoping. Maybe it's because I had 3 Welsh parents ...
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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 7:58AM
Behind the back is definitely "lying". You're hiding your attempt at double crossing. Fingers in the front would be "wishing". From the composition of the image, though, it takes a while to figure out what is going on. There's not enough of the person to easily tell what the intent is.
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