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Baby Belief

If a baby has large ears, he will be a loving person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONALITY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

Date learned: 03-00-1992

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Remedy (Cold Sores)

Place wax from the ears on the cold sore. It is a fact that
the herpes virus cannot live in the ear.

Submitter comment: The informant was in the military when he learned about this
simple cure for herpes simplex.

Where learned: Vietnam

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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IF YOUR EAR IS RINGING, AND YOU ASK SOMEONE TO GUESS
WHICH ONE--IF THEY GUESS THE RIGHT ONE, YOU'LL
HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Bad luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 11-01-1969

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IF YOUR EARS ARE RED, IT MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING
ABOUT YOU.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-18-1967

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IF A PERSON'S RIGHT EAR WOULD RING, HE WOULD FEEL
TERRIBLE, FOR IT MEANS SOMEONE IS SPEAKING BADLY OF HIM,
BUT IF HIS LEFT EAR WOULD RING, THEN HE WOULD BE ALL
SMILES FOR A FRIEND WAS THINKING OF HIM WITH
AFFECTION.

Submitter comment: THIS IS STILL TRUE IN ITALY TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- P553

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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IF YOU HAVE PIERCED EARS AND WEAR EARRINGS WITH A
GOLD BASE, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE HEADACHES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED OF THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE ILE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Gold Silver Copper
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-28-1970

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FOR WAX IN THE EARS: WRAP A PENCIL WITH AN OLD CLOTH,
LIGHT A CANDLE AND DRIP THE WAX ALL OVER THE CLOTH,
REMOVE THE PENCIL, PLACE THE END OF THE WAX COVERED
CLOTH IN THE EAR, LIGHT THE CLOTH AND IT WILL DRAW
THE WAX OUT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; LE ROY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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DON'T SWALLOW WATERMELON SEEDS. IF YOU DO, THE VINE WILL
GROW OUT YOUR EARS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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WHEN YOUR EARS BURN, IT MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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IF YOUR EAR BURNS, THEN SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-28-1972

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THIS WAS TOLD TO SISTER MARY ANTHONY BARR BY A YOUNG NEGRO
COLLEGE STUDENT:
IF YOUR RIGHT EAR ITCHES, SOMEONE IS SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT
YOU. IF THE LEFT ONE ITCHES, BETTER NOT EAVESDROP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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LOW SET EARS ARE A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SMALL EARS SHOW A PERSON TO BE A PENNY PINCHER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): CHEAP ; Close ; MEAN ; STINGY ; UNGENEROUS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LARGE EARS INDICATE A GENEROUS NATURE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU HEAR RINGING IN YOUR EARS, YOU WILL SOON HEAR OF THE
DEATH OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW. THAT RINGING IS THE DEATH KNELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PETERSBURG

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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IF YOUR EARS BURN, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PEOPLE USED TO CLIP THEIR HOGS' EARS TO IDENTIFY THEM.
THE RESPONDENT'S MOTHER WATCHED SOME HOGS BEING SO
MARKED WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT, AND THE RESPONDENT WAS
BORN WITH ONE CLIPPED EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Born ; Clip ; EARS ; Hog ; Pig ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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