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ARE YOU LYING?

IF YOUR NOSE IS SOFT, YOU ARE TELLING A LIE.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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BELIEF ABOUT THE NOSE

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, THAT MEANS YOU'LL KISS A FOOL.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT CHUCKLED AS SHE GAVE THIS ONE, AND ASKED IF MY NOSE
ITCHED BECAUSE IT WAS SO RED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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FIBS

PINOCCHIO NOSE IS A NAME CHILDREN ARE TOLD THEY WILL BE CALLED IF
THEY TELL FIBS. THIS IS TAKEN FROM THE STORY ABOUT THE BOY WHOSE
NOSE GREW EVERY TIME HE TOLD A LIE.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER TOLD ME MY NOSE WOULD BE JUST LIKE PINOCCHIO'S.

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001955-00001958

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SEWING ON SUNDAY

IF YOU SEW ON SUNDAY YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE ALL THE
STITCHES WITH YOUR NOSE WHEN YOU DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SLEEPING IN CHURCH

IF YOU FALL ASLEEP IN CHURCH, AN USHER WILL COME AND TICKLE
YOUR NOSE TO WAKE YOU.

Submitter comment:

DONE TO INFORMANT IN YOUNGER DAYS.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES IT MEANS COMPANY IS COMING.
IF BOTH YOUR NOSE AND YOUR EAR ITCH, THEY WILL BE IN A BAD MOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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NOSE ITCH

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU ARE GOING TO KISS A FOOL.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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SURPRISE

IFYOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL HAVE A PLEASANT SURPRISE.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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IF A PERSON'S NOSE SWEATS IT IS A SIGN OF BEING EVIL.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOUR NOSE ITCHES SOMEONE'S TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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NOSE

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU ARE GOING TO BECOME
ANGRY, DISAPPOINTED OR SURPRISED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FATHER BELIEVES THIS AND TOLD IT TO HER
WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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WOMAN

IF YOUR RIGHT NOSTRIL ITCHES, THAT MEANS THAT A WOMAN IS COMING
TO VISIT, AND IF YOUR LEFT NOSTRIL ITCHES A MAN IS COMING TO VISIT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT ACTUALLY BELIEVES THIS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 01-26-1971

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ITCH BELIEF

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES ON THE LEFT SIDE,
SOMEONE IS TALKING UNFAVORABLY ABOUT YOU.
IF IT ITCHES ON THE RIGHT SIDE,
SOMEONE IS SAYING GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOU.
IF YOUR WHOLE NOSE ITCHES,
THEN THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU IN GENERAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

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BIG NOSE

CHRIS BELIEVED, WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, THAT IF SHE TOLD A LIE
HER NOSE WOULD GROW.

Submitter comment: SHE THINKS HER PARENTS LED HER TO THAT BELIEF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; LYING ; PINOCCHIO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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NOSE

INFORMANT WAS ALWAYS TOLD BY HER MOTHER TO PINCH HER NOSE
TO KEEP IT FROM GROWING.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PREDICTIONS

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU ARE GONG TO KISS A FOOL.
IF YOUR HAND ITCHES YOU ARE GOING TO GET A LOT OF MONEY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

Date learned: 03-20-1967

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BELIEF IN PART OF THE BODY

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU WILL KISS A FOOL.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES CONTAINS SEVERAL SIMILAR ITEMS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

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BODY PART BELIEF

ITCHY NOSE MEANS YOU WILL KISS YOUR BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND.

Submitter comment: A DENTIST TELLS THEIR PATIENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.72
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00001960S

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WEATHER BELIEF

IF A FLY LANDS ON YOUR NOSE
SWAT IT TIL IT GOES.
IF IT THEN LANDS AGAIN
IT WILL BRING BACK HEAVY RAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001970S

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU ARE GOING TO KISS A FOOL.

Where learned: SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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