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A WEDDING WILL SOON TAKE PLACE WHEN WOMEN BEGIN TO TALK
ABOUT OR COMPARE THEIR LEGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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THE POLISH CUSTOM OF DYNGUS, ON ST. STEPHENS DAY, IS FOR THE BOYS
TO TAKE A BRANCH FROM A TREE OR A BUSH, STRIP IT, AND THEN GENTLY
WHIP THE GIRL'S LEGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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PROVERB

BUSIER THAN A ONE LEGGED MAN IN AN ASS-KICKING CONTEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUSTRATION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 04-04-1970

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FERTILITY

SOME SYRIAN WOMEN BELIEVE THAT A MARK TATOOED IN THE GROIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- P866

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND YOU LOOK AT THE VEINS IN SOMEONES LEGS, YOUR
BABY WILL BE DEFORMED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-19-1970

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MORAL PROVERB

EVEN THOUGH A HORSE HAS FOUR LEGS HE STILL GETS STUCK IN THE MUD.

Submitter comment: EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING ARE STILL SUBJECT TO MISFORTUNE.
TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PESSIMISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

POLISH:
A PAIR OF LEGS IN YOUTH ARE BETTER THAN THREE IN OLD AGE
LEPSZE DWIE NOGI W MTODOSCI ANIZELI TRZY W STAROSCI

Submitter comment: MY FATHER KNOWS THIS FROM POLAND

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; THIRD LEG=CANE ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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IF YOUR KNEE ITCHES YOU WILL HEAR OF A BIRTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs

Date learned: 11-29-1970

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IF LITTLE BOYS STAND WHILE THEY EAT, THEY WILL GET FAT KNEES.

Submitter comment: MOTHERS TELL THIS TO THEIR CHILDREN SO THEY WILL SIT WHILE
THEY EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001970S

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A PIGEON IS SUPPOSED TO BE GREEDY, SO PIGEON-
TOED PERSONS ARE BRANDED AS STINGY.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-16-1967

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WHEN A CHILD IS STILL AN INFANT, ONE SHOULD TIE
BLACK RIBBONS ON THE WRISTS AND ANKLES OF THE
CHILD TO WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-04-1969

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IF A WOMAN HAS WIDE HIPS, SHE WILL HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BABIES WHO WALK BEFORE THEY ARE A YEAR OLD WILL BE
BOWLEGGED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Bowlegged ; CHILD

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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FERTILITY

SOME SYRIAN WOMEN BELIEVE THAT A MARK TATOOED IN THE GROIN
AREA WILL MAKE THEM MORE FERTILE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Mount Carmel Hospital

Keyword(s): TATTOO

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- P866

Date learned: 08-00-1969

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