Funny, yes, but this scenario explains why people started thinking of black cats as bad luck...at least at night.
So once again, what does stepping on a crack have to do with breaking one's mother's back? Crack and back rhyme...I got it, but was "mother's" back a coincidence? I don't think so. Does it have something to do with Medieval times when disease took out whole towns? Is "mother's back" code for some misfortune people once avoided? Does anyone alive now know, or is the meaning lost with only the saying left to be a child's game? If anyone reading this has a clue, please tell me.
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