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LEFT EAR RINGS, GOOD LUCK.
LEFT EYE ITCHES, GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions P842.14
BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 09-23-1969

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IF YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE IS
TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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IF THERE IS A RINGING IN YOUR EARS, SOMEONE IS TALKING
ABOUT YOU. (ALSO, IF YOUR EARS ITCH, SOMEONE IS
TALKING ABOUT YOU.)

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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IF YOUR EARS ARE BURNING OR RINGING, SOMEONE IS SPEAKING
ABOUT YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A BELIEF COMMON IN THE OSWALD FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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IT IS SAID THAT WHEN ONE'S EAR ITCHES OR RINGS, THAT
SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRENTON

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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IF YOUR EAR BUZZES OR RINGS, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT
YOU AT THAT MOMENT.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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EAR BURNING IS A SIGN THAT SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT
YOU, RIGHT EAR IS GOOD, LEFT EAR IS BAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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IF SOMEONE'S EARS START BURNING, THEN SOMEONE IS
TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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A BURNING IN YOUR EAR MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 00001950S

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WHEN YOUR EARS RING, IT MEANS PEOPLE ARE TALKING
ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 03-29-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT EAR RINGS, SOMEONE IS THINKING ABOUT YOU,
HOWEVER, IF YOUR CHEEK BURNS, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT
YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALPENA

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face

Date learned: 10-11-1970

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IF YOUR EARS RING, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.
RIGHT FOR SPITE
LEFT FOR LOVE.

Submitter comment: SHE DIDN'T REMEMBER WHERE SHE FIRST HEARD THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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WHEN YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE ABOUT
TO RECEIVE SOME KIND OF NEWS. IF IT IS YOUR RIGHT EAR
IT WILL BE BAD NEWS. IF THE RINGING IS IN YOUR LEFT
EAR, THE NEWS WILL BE GOOD.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT FREQUENTLY SAYS THIS WHEN SOMEONE IS
FEELING THE SENSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR LEFT EAR STARTS TO RING, IT MEANS YOU WILL HEAR
BAD NEWS SOON.
IF YOUR RIGHT EAR STARTS TO RING, IT MEANS YOU WILL HEAR
GOOD NEWS SOON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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IF EITHER OF YOUR EARS IS RINGING, IT MEANS YOU WILL
HEAR VERY GOOD NEWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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WHEN YOUR EARS RING, YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME NEWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 01-15-1968

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IF YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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PREDICTION

IF YOUR EARS RING, THEN SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning

Date learned: CA00001950

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A RINGING IN THE EARS MEANS SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SICK.
A RINGING IN THE EARS MEANS SOMEONE HAS DIED.
IF THE SECOND TOE OF A WOMAN IS LONGER THAN HER LARGE TOE,
SHE WILL HENPECK HER HUSBAND.

Where learned: OHIO ; CONTINENTAL

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001909-00001919 CHILDHOOD, 00001922-00001929, TEEN AGE YEARS

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00001970S

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