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THERE WILL BE A SNOW FOR EVERY FOG THERE IS IN AUGUST.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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THE NUMBER OF FOGS IN AUGUST WILL PREDICT THE NUMBER OF
SNOWS IN WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-03-1970

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THE NUMBER OF EARLY MORNING FOGS COUNTED DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST IS AN INDICATION OF THE NUMBER OF SNOWS THE
FOLLOWING WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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THE NUMBER OF FOGS IN AUGUST DETERMINES THE NUMBER OF SNOWS FOR
THE FOLLOWING WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD SAY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH IS,
"RABBIT, RABBIT." SHOULD YOU FORGET, THEN THE LAST THING
BEFORE YOU GO TO BED (IT MUST BE BEFORE MIDNIGHT) YOU SHOULD
SAY IT BACKWARD, "TIBBAR, TIBBAR." YOUR LUCK WOULD NOT BE
AS GOOD BY SAYING IT AT NIGHT, BUT NOT AS BAD AS IF YOU
DIDN'T SAY IT AT ALL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F100
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F110
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Good luck
BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions
SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics

Date learned: 06-22-1972

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CUT OR BRUISE BUSHES WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE HEART DURING
MAY OR AUGUST AND THEY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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I'VE ALWAYS HEARD THAT FOR EVERY FOG IN AUGUST, THERE WILL BE A
SNOW THAT WINTER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-23-1968

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A WOMAN ON TV SAID YOU CAN TELL HOW MANY SNOWS THERE WILL BE
IN THE WINTER BY COUNTING THE FOGS IN AUGUST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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THE NUMBER OF MORNING FOGS IN AUGUST IS THE NUMBER OF SNOWS
IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DOYLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YU COUNT THE FOGS IN AUGUST IT WILL TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF
SNOWS IN THE WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F465
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 08-02-1968

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THERE WILL BE AS MANY SNOWS IN THE WINTER AS THERE ARE FOGS
IN AUGUST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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OYSTERS CAUSE PTOMAINE POISONING IN MONTHS WITHOUT AN "R".

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Month ; Oysters ; poison

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH THAT DOGS GO MAD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH THAT TEMPERS FLARE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1973

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COUNT THE NUMBER OF FOGS IN AUGUST TO FIND THE NUMBER OF SNOWS
TO COME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 11-02-1973

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THE NUMBER OF FOGS IN AUGUST WILL EQUAL THE NUMBER OF SNOWS
FOR THE COMING WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DURING DOG DAYS IT TAKES A CUT A LONGER TIME TO HEAL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Measure of time
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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