Thu 27 Oct, 2011 12:23 pm
Where exactly did this superstition originate?
Never heard of it, care to elaborate?
If you say 'bread and butter' after you do it, it's okay.
Roger's right. But I have no idea what the answer is as to the origin of this belief.
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".
That's quite common in the States as well.