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A WOMAN SHOULD NEVER RUN AFTER A MAN. THEY ARE
LIKE STREET CARS. KEEP WAITING AND ANOTHER ONE
WILL COME ALONG.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN HONEST (EARNEST?) BY INFORMANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics

Date learned: 11-12-1970

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WHEN A YOUNG MAN COURTED A YOUNG LADY, HE CONSUMED
(A) GREAT MANY "CHRUSCIKI" AND DRANK A LOT OF TEA
SUPPLIED BY THE MOTHER OF THE YOUNG LADY. "CHRUSCIKI"
ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE YOUNG MAN MORE AMOROUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ANY PERSON YOU GO OUT WITH FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A
FRIDAY, YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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ITALIAN SUPERSTITION

IN ITALY IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF A YOUNG GIRL GOES OUT ON
A DATE WITHOUT A CHAPERONE, SHE IS NO LONGER A VIRGIN,
AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO MARRY A MAN OF POSITION.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE LIVED IN ITALY WHILE
HER FATHER, AN ARMY OFFICER, WAS STATIONED THERE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; ITALY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION: RAILROAD TRACKS

WHEN PASSING OVER TRAIN TRACKS, YOU SHOULD LIFT YOUR
FEET AND PLACE YOUR HANDS ON THE CEILING OF THE VEHICLE
YOU ARE TRAVELING IN OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOYFRIEND.

Submitter comment: SUE OBSERVES THIS PRECAUTION SO RELIGIOUSLY THAT I HAVE
EVEN BEEN IN THE CAR WITH HER WHEN SHE HAS BEEN DRIVING,
AND HAVE SEEN HER DO THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Travel S694.21

Date learned: 10-30-1971

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WHEN PASSING OVER TRAIN TRACKS OR UNDER A MOVING TRAIN
{UNDER A VIADUCT} IT IS WISE TO LIFT YOUR FEET
OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CAR, TO KEEP YOUR TRUE LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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HER SISTER ALWAYS CROSSES HER FINGERS WHEN SHE GOES ON
A BRIDGE BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT IF SHE DOESN'T
SHE WILL LOSE HER BOYFRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.22
SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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