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  • That phrase screams India to me.
  • "I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian Alexander King. He would tell the story of a friend who ended every visit to King’s house by stopping in the doorway, lowering his eyes, folding his hands and saying, “May this house be safe from tigers.” King finally asked him what was the meaning of “this idiot prayer?” His friend responded with a hurt look and a question. “How long have I been saying it?” About three years, King said. “Three years,” the friend said. “Well — been bothered by any tigers lately?” King came to like the prayer so much, he made it the title of his best-selling book." Source and further information: http://texaseducation.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/two-things-that-dont-work-in-texas/ "The late Alexander King had a Buddhist friend who always said a little prayer when he left King's apartment: "May this house be safe from tigers." After three years, King grew tired of the mantra and asked angrily, "What is the meaning of this idiot prayer?" "Well," said the friend, "have you been bothered by any tigers lately?" " Source and further information: http://volokh.com/posts/1194185085.shtml " "May your house be safe from tigers" is part of a Buddhist prayer which asks that blessings and peace be on your house. She whisks me to India, where Bengal tigers have been known to attack and kill people." Source and further information: http://consilience.typepad.com/teachers_lounge/2007/05/little_coches_b.html "May your home be safe from tigers(an old Indian good luck wish)" http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/silly-thought-for-the-day.cfm Further information: - "May this house be safe from tigers": http://dailysparkstribune.com/pages/full_story?page_label=news_opinion&id=2490654-May+this+house+be+safe+from+tigers&widget=push&instance=lead_story_bullets_left_column&article-May%20this%20house%20be%20safe%20from%20tigers%20=&open=& - "May this house be safe from tigers by Alexander King": http://www.librarything.com/work/357094/conversations/ http://www.amazon.com/May-this-house-safe-tigers/dp/B00005WEH8 - "may your house be free from tiger": http://she.geek.nz/archives/290-May-your-house-be-free-from-Tiger.html

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