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Splitting a pole

 
 
Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 12:23 pm
Where exactly did this superstition originate?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 12:56 pm
Never heard of it, care to elaborate?
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contrex
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 01:56 pm
@hiredesire,
what superstition?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 04:49 pm
@hiredesire,
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Split%20the%20pole

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When you walking in a groug and one half goes to the left and one goes to the right of the pole. Conisderd bad luck.
Hey man Johnny said dont split the pole.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pole_splitting

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roger
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 05:14 pm
If you say 'bread and butter' after you do it, it's okay.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 08:17 pm
Roger's right. But I have no idea what the answer is as to the origin of this belief.
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contrex
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2011 11:54 pm
I haven't heard of it in Britain, but kids do say it's bad luck to step on cracks in the pavement ("sidewalk"). "Step on a crack, break your mother's back".
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2011 01:40 am
@contrex,
That's quite common in the States as well.
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