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MOST PEOPLE SAY "GOD BLESS YOU" TO A PERSON WHO HAS JUST
SNEEZED BASED ON A BELIEF THAT THE DEVIL WILL ENTER
YOUR BODY UNLESS THIS PHRASE IS SAID AT THAT TIME.
ALSO, YOUR HEART IS SUPPOSED TO STOP BEATING INSTANT-TANEOUSLY AFTER A SNEEZE, AND THIS PHRASE IS ALSO
SAID TO KEEP YOUR HEART BEATING.

Submitter comment: I DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE THE BASIS FOR THE USE OF
THIS PHRASE.

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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SNEEZING

WHEN A PERSON SNEEZES TWO TIMES IN A ROW, IT MEANS
GOOD LUCK WILL COME TO HIM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY TOLD HIM THIS QUITE OFTEN
WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-22-1971

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IF A PERSON SNEEZES THREE TIMES IN A ROW, HE SOON
WILL BE KISSED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY TOLD HIM THIS QUITE OFTEN WHEN
HE WAS YOUNGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-22-1971

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IF YOU SING AT THE TABLE, YOU GET A CRAZY WIFE.
THE MORE YOU SING, THE CRAZIER SHE GETS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SHARES THIS BELIEF WITH MANY OF HER FRIENDS
WHO HEARD IT FIRST DURING THEIR CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

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

Date learned: 09-24-1970

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SNEEZING

WHEN A PERSON SNEEZES TWO TIMES IN A ROW IT MEANS GOOD LUCK
WILL COME TO HIM. BUT IF A PERSON SNEEZES THREE TIMES IN
A ROW, HE SOON WILL BE KISSED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY TOLD HIM THIS QUITE OFTEN WHEN HE WAS
YOUNGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-22-1971

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WHEN YOU SNEEZE YOUR HEART STOPS. (THIS MAY BE TRUE, BUT
SOME CLAIM IT IS JUST A BELIEF AND HAS NO MEDICAL SUPPORT).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-24-1970

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OMEN

HICCUPS MEAN SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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IF YOU HICCUP, NAME ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN THINK OF.
THE ONE WHICH STOPS THEM IS THE ONE WHO IS TALKING
ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-01-1969

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IF YOU WANT TO GET A GLASS OF WATER IN THE NIGHT, GET IT
AND DON'T REMAIN THIRSTY. IF YOU HESITATE, YOUR
THIRSTY SOUL WILL BEGIN TO WANDER IN SEARCH OF NOURISHMENT
AND MAY NEVER RETURN.

Where learned: PHONE

Keyword(s): INDIAN

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

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY,
THEN IT MUST BE A LIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 04-01-1970

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IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING BUT FORGET IT RIGHT AWAY,
IT MUST HAVE BEEN A LIE.

Where learned: HUNGARY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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HICCUPS

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE I LEARNED THAT EVERY TIME A
PERSON HICCUPS, HIS HEART SKIPS A BEAT. A LOGICAL
EXPLANATION FOR THIS BELIEF COULD VERY WELL BE THAT
WHEN A DOCTOR IS USING A STETHOSCOPE, WHEN THE PERSON
HICCUPS, THE DOCTOR WOULD NOT HEAR THE HEARTBEAT.
HENCE, IT SKIPS! THIS, HOWEVER, IS NOT TRUE, AS
PROVED BY ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): HICCUPS=SPASM OF THE DIAPHRAM

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

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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IF YOU ARE TELLING SOME ONE SOMETHING AND FORGET IT, IT
MUST HAVE BEEN A LIE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IF SOMEONE IS TELLING YOU SOMETHING, AND THEN SNEEZES, IT
IS THE TRUTH, NO MATTER WHAT HE JUST TOLD YOU.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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WHEN YOU HICCOUGH SOMEONE IS THINKING OF YOU. IF YOU
TRY TO GUESS AND IT STOPS, THAT SOMEONE WAS THINKING
OF YOU.

Where learned: HUNGARY

Keyword(s): HICCUP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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