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Old Jan 5th 2020, 12:05 am
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Never heard of a rhyme about Step on a Crack.
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Old Jan 5th 2020, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Never heard of a rhyme about Step on a Crack.
It's about walking on the sidewalk:
Step on a crack; break your mother's back
Step on a line; break your father's spine
sounds awful
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Old Jan 5th 2020, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Never heard of a rhyme about Step on a Crack.
Perhaps an American rhyme. It was sung by all of us children growing up. Step on a Crack; Break your Mother's Back.
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Old Jan 5th 2020, 3:52 pm
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originally this.

“Step on a crack and your mother’s baby will be black” or “Step on a crack and your mother will turn black.”

obviously not acceptable nowadays

That answer and many others can be found here.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-or...k-superstition

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Old Jan 5th 2020, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
originally this.

“Step on a crack and your mother’s baby will be black” or “Step on a crack and your mother will turn black.”

obviously not acceptable nowadays

That answer and many others can be founf here.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-or...k-superstition
Never heard the word ‘black’ used like that. We used to say ‘step on a crack, break your back’.
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Never heard the word ‘black’ used like that. We used to say ‘step on a crack, break your back’.
There are several different alleged origins in the article, so it may all just be a myth.
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
There are several different alleged origins in the article, so it may all just be a myth.
To me it was just something we said as kids as we were walking down the street. Origins or ‘black’ never came into it.

If you tread on a line you marry a swine
If you tread on a crack you break your back
If you tread on a square you marry a bear

Simple words for simple times
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Old Jan 6th 2020, 2:26 pm
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It's also a line in 'Whip It' by DEVO

"Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma's back"
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
It's also a line in 'Whip It' by DEVO

"Crack that whip
Give the past the slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma's back"
That could actually crop up as a question some day.
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Old Jan 6th 2020, 2:38 pm
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That could actually crop up as a question some day.
Could do, best to memorize it now
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Old Jan 11th 2020, 12:18 am
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World Trivia "Easier" just tested my Vietnamese. Yiddish and Italian, none of which I speak, so I was pleased to get 2 out of those 3 correct! Didn't guess the right title for Al Gore's book either, but I shall try to remember it for future reference.
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In response to the question about who the King of Rock and Roll is: One night when he was drunk, Jerry Lee Lewis drove to Graceland, pulled a snub-nosed .38 on the security guard at the gate, and told him, "Go tell Elvis the King of Rock n' Roll is here to see him."
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A win!!, at last, all because I played before Sultan, same time, but I was first.
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Old Jan 17th 2020, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
A win!!, at last, all because I played before Sultan, same time, but I was first.
I've been sucking ass this month too. I'm really not arsed about all the changes that appear to have been made to be honest.
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A win!!, at last, all because I played before Sultan, same time, but I was first.
Well done on the win
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