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FINGER LAKES LEGEND

ACCORDING TO THE LEGENDS OF THE INDIANS OF NEW YORK, THE SO-CALLED
FINGER
LAKES ARE THE RESULT OF A GIANT FALLING AND LEAVING HIS HAND
IMPRINT IN THE EARTH.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; Finger Lakes ; Giant ; Hand print ; Legend ; NEW YORK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 10-14-1970

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LAKE BELIEF

ACCORDING TO LOCAL INDIAN BELIEF IN SYRACUSE NEW YORK, THE LAKE HAS
NO END AND JUST SINKS ENDLESSLY IN THE EARTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): American Indians ; ETYMOLOGY ; GEOGRAPHY ; INDIANS ; Lake ; Legend ; Lore ; NEW YORK ; River ; Syracuse ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Small body.

Date learned: 10-14-1970

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LUNAR BELIEF

IF YOU SHOW YOUR MONEY TO A NEW MOON YOU WILL RECEIVE MORE MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MULTIPLICATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 10-27-1970

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

EACH YEAR PEOPLE OF GERMAN DESCENT DECORATE THEIR CHRISTMAS
TREES WITH COOKIES AND BAKED GOODS FOR VISITORS DURING THE
HOLIDAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree

Date learned: 10-27-1970

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WHAT DO YOU THINK-MY HEAD'S A YOYO?

Submitter comment: USED WHEN A PERSON FEELS THAT SOMEONE ELSE THINKS HE IS
COMPLETELY STUPID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; WEST QUAD

Keyword(s): COMEBACK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?

Submitter comment: USED WHEN SOMEONE IS TOO QUIET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; WEST QUAD

Keyword(s): COMEBACK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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