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IF YOU STRIKE A NUN YOUR ARM WILL FREEZE IN THAT
SAME POSITION THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY A NUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P439
BELIEF -- Curse
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-13-1972

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THE SIKH, A SECT OR GROUP IN INDIA, NEVER CUT THEIR
HAIR OR SHAVE. THEY ALWAYS WEAR A BANGEL AND A
KNIFE ON THEIR BELT. THESE CUSTOMS ARE ESSENTIAL
TO THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR WARRIOR CHARACTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 10-24-1968

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MY MOTHER WAS DEATHLY AFRAID OF GYPSIES AND THEY USED
TO COME AROUND. SHE BELIEVED THEY HAD UNNATURAL
POWERS AND COULD PUT A CURSE ON YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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TOLD TO SMALL GRADESCHOOL CHILDREN BY NUNS:
IF YOU BITE THE HOST, IT WILL BLEED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUCHARIST

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P439
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE CARMELITES CUT THEIR FRUIT OR PIECES OF CAKE
INTO THREES BEFORE EATING THEM, TO COMMEMORATE
THE BLESSED TRINITY.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED OF THIS CUSTOM FROM THE SISTERS OF THAT
COMMUNITY WHEN I ENTERED IN OCTOBER, 1961.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LATHRUP VILLAGE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- P439
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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DEAN OF WOMEN TALE

FRIENDS OF MINE IN OTHER GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOLS WERE
TOLD BY THE NUNS NOT TO WEAR PATENT LEATHER
SHOES OR PEARLS, BECAUSE BOTH REFLECT.

Data entry tech comment: ONE CAN SEE THE REFLECTION OF UNDERWEAR IN PATENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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BEFORE GOING TO THEIR SENIOR PROM, FRIENDS OF MINE
WERE TOLD BY THE NUNS TO BRING A TELEPHONE BOOK
ALONG, IN CASE THEIR DATES ASKED THEM TO SIT ON THEIR
LAPS. ALSO, THEY WERE CAUTIONED TO TAKE THEIR
GLOVES OFF CAREFULLY, BECAUSE IT MIGHT AROUSE THEIR
DATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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DEAN OF WOMEN TALE

FRIENDS OF MINE IN OTHER GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOLS WERE
TOLD BY THE NUNS NOT TO WEAR PATENT LEATHER
SHOES OR PEARLS, BECAUSE BOTH REFLECT.

Data entry tech comment: ONE CAN SEE THE REFLECTION OF UNDERWEAR IN PATENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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BEFORE GOING TO THEIR SENIOR PROM, FRIENDS OF MINE
WERE TOLD BY THE NUNS TO BRING A TELEPHONE BOOK
ALONG, IN CASE THEIR DATES ASKED THEM TO SIT ON THEIR
LAPS. ALSO, THEY WERE CAUTIONED TO TAKE THEIR
GLOVES OFF CAREFULLY, BECAUSE IT MIGHT AROUSE THEIR
DATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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A DISTINCTIVE STYLE OF WALKING CAN BE OBSERVED IN
MEMBERS OF THE YOUNG, INTELLECTUAL, NON-CONFORMIST
GROUP AND THE RELATED HIPPIE GROUP. THEY TEND TO
LEAN SLIGHTLY FORWARD FROM THE HIPS AND WALK WITH
A SORT OF BOUNCE TO EACH STEP. (THIS BOUNCING MAY
BE THE RESULT OF WEARING TENNIS SHOES OR RUBBER-SOLED
BOOTS).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- P439
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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