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IF A CHILD'S TOOTH HAS JUST BEEN TAKEN OUT, HE WILL
IMMEDIATELY GET ON TOP OF THE ROOF FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Roof Ceiling
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG

IN YOUR DARBY KELLY - IN YOUR BELLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Roof Ceiling
SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 11-30-1977

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BUILDING CUSTOM

WHENEVER YOU BUILD A HOUSE NAIL AN EVERGREEN TREE TO THE RAFTERS
WHEN YOU ARE PUTTING THE ROOF ON. THIS GIVES LONG LIFE AND HAPPINESS
TO ALL WHO LIVE THERE.

Submitter comment: JOFRAN LEARNED THIS GERMAN CUSTOM FROM HER FATHER. THEY HAVE
PRACTICED IT IN THE PAST AND IT IS ONE OF HER FAVORITES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Foundation rite Laying of cornerstone
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Plan, design, color, building material, and technic
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Roof Ceiling
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: CA00001968

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NEVER SHINGLE A ROOF IN THE UP SIGN OF THE MOON, BECAUSE THE
SHINGLES WILL CURL UP AND LEAK. IN THE DOWN SIGN, THEY LAY
FLAT AND TIGHT AND NEVER LEAK.

Where learned: CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Roof Ceiling
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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