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IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF YOU SNEEZE ON A TUESDAY, YOU
WILL KISS A STRANGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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IF THE WIND BLOWS OUT OF THE SOUTH WHEN YOU ARE FISHING, IT WILL
BLOW THE HOOK INTO THE FISH'S MOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8
BELIEF -- Use of Object Manufactured objects, homemade, machined
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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TUNA AND THE BRAIN

EATING TUNA FISH WILL HELP BUILD THE BRAIN.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SAID IN OUR CLASS WHEN WE WERE STUDYING FISH. DR. THORDEN
SAID THIS AS A PASSING THOUGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 11-14-1969

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SUPERSTITION

GIRLS SHOULD NOT WHISTLE. IT MAKES THE DEVIL HAPPY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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POLISH SUPERSTITION

IF YOU GO TO A DANCE DURING LENT, YOU WILL DANCE WITH THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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DEVIL BELIEF

WHISTLING IN THE HOUSE BRINGS OUT THE DEVIL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

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DANCING DEVIL

THERE IS A BELIEF AMONG SOME PEOPLE THAT IF YOU SING AT THE DINNER
TABLE, THE DEVIL IS DANCING OVER YOUR HEAD.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER SAYS THIS BELIEF REFLECTED THE GENERAL BELIEF IN HER
CONSERVATIVE LUTHERAN FAMILY THAT GRACE AND DINNER SHOULD BE QUIET
AND DIGNIFIED. THE DEVIL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BEHIND SINGING AT
THE TABLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 04-04-1970

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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK IN THE SIDEWALK, YOU WILL
BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM A LADY WHO USED TO WALK HER CHILDREN
AND MYSELF TO KINDERGARTEN IN 1948.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

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SUPERSTITION

A WART IS CAUSED BY CONTACT WITH THE URINE OF A FROG.

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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TRUTH BELIEF

WHEN SOMEONE CANNOT REMEMBER WHAT HE WANTED TO SAY,
"IT MUST HAVE BEEN A FIB."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-19-1970

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MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO SAY THAT SNEEZING IS CAUSED
BY DUST ON THE BRAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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IF YOU BITE YOUR FINGERNAILS, YOU WILL GROW HORNS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALPENA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 09-26-1970

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SNEEZING

SNEEZE ON MONDAY, GET A LETTER;
SNEEZE ON TUESDAY, SOMETHING BETTER;
SNEEZE ON WEDNESDAY, SWEETHEART TOMORROW;
SNEEZE ON THURSDAY, FULL OF SORROW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 02-07-1970

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IF A PERSON SNEEZES WHILE ANSWERING A QUESTION,
THEN HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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BELIEF ON TRUTH DEDUCTION

IN EASTERN EUROPE, A SNEEZE NEAR THE END OF A
PERSON'S ACCOUNT, IS AN INDICATION THAT THE STORY
HE IS TELLING IS TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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IF A PERSON SHIVERS IT IS SAID THAT SOMEONE IS
WALKING OVER YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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A GIRL WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE BECAUSE IT MAKES THE
BLESSED VIRGIN CRY WHENEVER THEY DO IT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS MY MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS FROM
HER CHILDHOOD BECAUSE MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO TELL
THIS TO HER DAUGHTERS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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AS CHILDREN, WE BELIEVED THAT IF ONE SNEEZED
FIVE TIMES CONSECUTIVELY, HE WOULD DIE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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CURSE: NOSE

IT IS BELIEVED BY SOME PEOPLE THAT IF YOU TELL A
LIE, YOUR NOSE WILL FALL OFF.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS HAVING HIS PARENTS TELL HIM THIS
WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG BOY. THIS WAS TO PREVENT HIM
FROM TELLING LIES. HIS PARENTS AND HIMSELF NOW
CLAIM THAT THEY KNOW OF NO ONE WHO HAS LOST A
NOSE BECAUSE OF TELLING LIES, BUT IT IS STILL
BELIEVED BY SOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT SMOKING WILL STUNT YOUR
GROWTH.

Submitter comment: I THINK THAT THIS BELIEF IS NOT REALLY BASED ON FACT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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