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CAT STEW

BELGIANS ARE GENERALLY BELIEVED TO BE EATERS OF CAT STEW-
THAT IS, SHORTLY AFTER A BELGIAN FAMILY MOVES INTO A
NEIGHBORHOOD, THE PET CATS WILL DISAPPEAR-TO REAPPEAR
ON THE BELGIANS' TABLE AS THEIR DINNER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A BUILDING WITH 6 BELGIAN
FAMILIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Meat
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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ANIMAL BELIEF

IF YOU ATE AN ANIMAL RAW, YOU COULD NEVER GET THE BLOOD OFF.

Where learned: ALABAMA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

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THE NEARER THE BONE THE SWEETER THE MEAT

Where learned: WARREN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; THINNESS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001930S

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FOOD

POLENTA-POOR MAN'S MEAL MADE OF CORN MEAL AND COVERED WITH
MEAT SAUCE.

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

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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GORP

GORP IS A HIGH ENERGY FOOD EATEN BY CAMPERS AND HIKERS. IT IS A
MIXTURE OF RAISINS, PEANUTS, M&M CHOCOLATE CANDY AND SOMETIMES BEEF
JERKY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECOMMENDS IT AS A SNACK TOO} SHE SAID IT IS GOOD WHEN YO
ARE DOING STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WIXOM

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
Food Drink -- Meat
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 02-07-1980

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IN GERMANY MY MOM AND DAD SHOPPED AT A LOCAL BUTCHER. LATER MY MOM
FOUND OUT HE GOT SOME OF HIS MEAT FROM HUMANS. MY MOM WOULD NOT
EAT MEAT FOR A LONG TIME AFTER THAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

James Callow Keyword(s): CANNIBALISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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FOOD CUSTOM OF FINNISH LUMBERJACKS

PASTIES WERE A MEAT PIE PREPARED BY THE WIVES OF
THE FINNISH LUMBERJACKS IN MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA.
EACH MORNING THE WIVES WOULD BAKE THEM TILL THEY WERE
RED HOT AND THEN WRAP THEM UP IN A TOWEL OR SOMETHING,
WHATEVER THEY USED TO WRAP THEM IN, AND THE MEN WOULD
PUT ON IN EACH POCKET OF THEIR COAT. THEY GAVE THE
MEN A HOT MEAL AT NOON TIME AND ALSO WERE USED TO
KEEP THE MEN'S HANDS WARM.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS RECEIVED FROM A FRIEND OF HERS (THE
INFORMANT'S) WHO WAS THE DAUGHTER IN A
LUMBERJACKING FAMILY IN THE LITTLE TOWN OF MASS,
MICHIGAN IN THE UPPER PENINSULA.

Where learned: WHITEHEAD AND KALES ; MILL STREET PLANT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
Food Drink -- Meat

Date learned: 02-23-1967

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TO TENDERIZE MEAT PUT IT IN A
POT OF HOT WATER AND ADD RUSTY
NAILS; LET BOIL FOR TEN MINUTES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED SHE NEVER TRIED IT.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; SAN DIEGO

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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DIET

DOWN SOUTH PEOPLE USE TO EAT A DISH CALLED LIVER AND LITES.
THIS WAS A DISH THAT CONSISTED OF LIVER AND THE LUNGS OF SOME
ANIMAL. ANOTHER DISH THAT USE TO BE EATEN WAS CALVES BRAINS,
WITH A SIDE DISH OF HOT BISCUITS AND GRAVY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MARTIN

James Callow Keyword(s): CALVES' BRAINS ; LIGHTS=AN ANIMALS LUNGS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation
Food Drink -- Meat

Date learned: 00001947CA

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IN THE PHILIPPINES MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE IT BAD LUCK TO EAT MEAT
WITHIN TWO DAYS OF A LOVED ONE'S DEATH. THIS IS SO IN CASE THE
PERSON HAS BEEN REINCARNATED INTO A PIG OR A COW.

Where learned: PHILIPPINES

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
Food Drink -- Meat
Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IF YOU EAT YOUR MEAT BEFORE YOUR POTATOES AT
SUPPPERTIME, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

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ALWAYS BUTCHER HOGS ON THE INCREASE OF THE MOON. IF YOU
BUTCHER THEM ON THE DECREASE OF THE MOON, THE MEAT WILL SHRINK
WHEN IT IS COOKED.

Where learned: CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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DON'T KILL HOGS ON THE NEW OF THE MOON OR THE MEAT WILL CURL
UP WHEN YOU FRY IT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 03-23-1969

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THIS WAS TOLD TO SISTER MARY ANTHONY BY A YOUNG NEGRO STUDENT:
DON'T TURN COOKING MEAT WITH A KNIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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PULL ON A WISHBONE WITH A FRIEND. WHOEVER GETS THE LONGEST
PIECE WILL MARRY FIRST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BREASTBONE ; FO

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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IF PREGNANT WOMAN TOUCHES FRESH MEAT, THE MEAT WILL GO BAD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 06-18-1973

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( ANIMAL BELIEF )

IF YOU ATE AN ANIMAL RAW, YOU COULD NEVER GET THE BLOOD OFF.

Data entry tech comment:

The collector has written ["To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee] on the card.

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Where learned: ALABAMA

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BLOOD ; Clean ; Consume ; Eat ; FOOD ; meat ; Raw

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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