Where does "bread and butter" come from?
March 19, 2007 5:12 AM Subscribe
When walking on the strip in Vegas recently, a couple walking toward me was forced to split to either side of me, and the woman said "bread and butter!". I remember my mom using this phrase when I was a kid, but it was the first time I'd heard it from someone else. What's the origin of this phrase?
posted by zardoz to human relations (39 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My mom's from Iowa/Kansas, and no telling what part of the States (or Canada) that couple was from. I'm wondering as well if any Brit MeFites have heard this expression.