If, while you are walking with someone, you are forced to separate and each of you walk around either side of a pole, you have to say “Bread and Butter” three times or else it brings bad luck. Also referred to as “split a pole”.
When two people who have a relationship of some sort are walking and are separated by an obstacle (like a pole), you must say “bread and butter”. If you don’t, your relationship will be ruined.
Reader submitted by, Mandi