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THE NEW ENGLAND DUCK

IN AN OLD ITALIAN TOWN, A LITTLE OLD LADY WALKED INTO A BUTCHER SHOP
AND ASKED FOR A NEW ENGLAND DUCK.
THE OWNER, WHO WAS A VERY FAMILIAR WITH ALL KINDS OF DUCKS, WAS VERY
PUZZLED. SO TO TRY TO HELP OUT THE LITTLE OLD LADY, HE HELD UP JUST
ANY OLD DUCK.
THE LADY TOOK HER THUMB AND STUCK IT IN THE "COOLOO" OF THE DUCK. SHE
PULLED IT OUT AND SAID, "NO, THIS ISN'T A NEW ENGLAND DUCK".
THE OWNER AGAIN GOT ANOTHER DUCK AND GAVE IT TO THE LITTLE OLD LADY.
SHE AGAIN TOOK HER THUMB AND INSERTED IT INTO THE DUCK'S "COOLOO" AND
SAID, "AH: THIS IS A NEW ENGLAND DUCK."
AS HE WRAPPED THE CHICKEN FOR THE LITTLE OLD LADY, HE ASKED HER IF
SHE WAS AN ITALIAN. SHE REPLIED, "VERY MUCH SO."
THE LITTLE OLD LADY, STILL PUZZLED AS TO HOW COME THE BUTCHER DIDN'T
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NEW ENGLAND DUCK AND THE OTHERS, ASKED
HIM WHERE HE CAME FROM.
THE BUTCHER PULLED DOWN HIS PANTS, BENT OVER AND SAID, "HERE- YOU
TELL ME!"

Submitter comment: FROM ITALY IN THE EARLY 1900'S

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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SUPERSTITION PERTAINING TO WOMEN AND CHICKEN

A WOMAN MUST NOT EAT CHICKEN LEST HER CHILDREN BECOME
FLIGHTY HEADED LIKE THE BIRDS. THIS ABSTINENCE IS REQUIRED
THROUGHOUT HER ENTIRE LIFE NOT JUST DURING PREGNANCY.

Submitter comment: THE SUPERSTITION IS PROPER TO THE BATOORO TRIBE OF ABOUT
100,000 PEOPLE IN UGANDA. THE SUPERSTITION IS DYING OUT
WITH INCREASED RECOGNITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AFRICA ; ANIMAL ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; SEXISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING DAY

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING DAY,
AND I FEEL MIGHTY GLUM.
THERELL BE THREE BOYS TO DINNER,
YES, THREE BOYS ARE SURE TO COME.
AND THEYLL EACH WANT A DRUMSTICK.
OH, SAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO?
WE CANNOT HAVE THREE DRUMSTICKS
WHEN THE TURKEY HAS BUT TWO.

Submitter comment: THIS RHYME WAS TAUGHT TO ME BY MOTHER AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; SAINT JOSEPH

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.665
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: CA00001962

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NEW YEARS SUPERSTITION

HAVING ANY FORM OF FOWLIN THE HOUSE ON NEW YEARS DAY WILL CAUSE ALL
LUCK FOR THE YEAR TO FLY OUT THE HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 09-23-1969

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A GOOD LOVE POTION IS MADE FROM THE WEB OF WILD DUCK'S FEET. THE
FOOT IS DRIED AND POWDERED. IF YOU PUT THIS IN A CUP OF COFFEE
OR A GLASS OF MILK, THE PERSON WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. BUT IF THE
JUICE IS USED, THE LOVE WILL GO SOUR.

Where learned: OHIO ; DEFIANCE

James Callow Keyword(s): APHRODISIAC

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 03-00-1982

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CREOLE RECEIPT

STUFFING TURKEY WITH RICE AND HAMBURGER AS A DRESSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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CHICKEN CACCIATORE

BROWN FOUR HALF-POUND CHICKEN BREASTS IN CHICKEN FAT IN A
LARGE SKILLET, REMOVE FROM PAN. BROWN THREE CUPS DICED ONIONS
TIL GOLDEN IN PAN. ADD TWO POUNDS ITALIAN PULP TOMATOES CUT UP
FINE, FOUR LARGE GARLIC CLOVES DICED FINE, TEASPOON OF PEPPER,
ONE-FOURTH TEASPOON OREGANO, FIVE OUNCES SLICED MUSHROOMS,
FOURTEEN AND ONE-HALF OUNCES CHICKEN BROTH, STIR TO MIX WELL.
ADD CHICKEN. COVER AND SIMMER FOR ONE HOUR. TURN CHICKEN AFTER
ONE-HALF HOUR. SERVE WITH GRATED ROMANO OR PARMESAN CHEESE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN MEAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Kind of heatCooking equipment
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
Food Drink -- Animal product Cheese
Food Drink -- Flavoring Herb

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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CHINESE EATING CUSTOM (GOOSE)

"IN CHINA, ANYONE YOUNGER THAN 15 YEARS IS NOT ALLOWED TO EAT
GOOSE BECAUSE THE CHINESE BELIEVE THAT THEIR FINGERS WILL CURL
AND BLISTER."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVED SUCH BELIEFS WERE MADE UP BY ELDERS SO THAT
THEY WOULD BE THE ONLY ONES TO ENJOY GOOSE WHICH IS EXPENSIVE.

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

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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IF YOU EAT PORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY YOU WILL HAVE A PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR; IF YOU EAT SOMETHING THAT SCRATCHES AT THE GROUND,
SUCH AS A CHICKEN, SO WILL YOU SCRATCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WHITMORE LAKE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

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AFTER YOU HAVE A CHICKEN, YOU DRY THE WISHBONE
AND TWO PEOPLE PULL ON IT. THE PERSON THAT HAS
THE JOINT IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE THEIR WISH COME TRUE.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-08-1967

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MAKE A WISH, THEN BREAK THE WISHBONE OF A CHICKEN OR
TURKEY. THE ONE WHO HAS A LARGER SIDE WILL GET HIS
WISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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CHICKEN GIZZARDS WILL MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN PULLING PULLEYBONE, ONE WHO GETS SHORT END WILL GET HIS
WISH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; BRENTWOOD

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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WHEN FOWL IS EATEN...
TWO PEOPLE EACH TAKE HOLD OF ONE SIDE OF A WISHBONE, MAKE
A WISH, PULL UNTIL THE BONE BREAKS. THE ONE WHO GETS THE
LARGEST PIECE OF BONE, THEIR WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 09-20-1973

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SUPERSTITION PERTAINING TO WOMEN AND CHICKEN

A WOMAN MUST NOT EAT CHICKEN LEST HER CHILDREN BECOME
FLIGHTY HEARTED LIKE THE BIRDS. THIS ABSTINENCE IS REQUIRED
THROUGHOUT HER ENTIRE LIFE NOT JUST DURING PREGNANCY.

Submitter comment:

THE SUPERSTITION IS PROPER TO THE BATOORO TRIBE OF ABOUT
100,000 PEOPLE IN UGANDA. THE SUPERSTITION IS DYING OUT
WITH INCREASED EDUCATION.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Batooro Tribe ; BEHAVIOR ; Chicken ; CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Consume ; Eat ; Fetus ; Flighty ; FOOD ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; SUPERSTITION ; Uganda ; Woman

James Callow Keyword(s): AFRICA ; ANIMAL ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Daily Life
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Wring a Chicken's Neck

Grab chicken. Hold hand stiff and sling fast so break his neck. (Don't make big swings.) Tear head off.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Prospect

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bird Poultry

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