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WAIT ONE HOUR AFTER EATING BEFORE GOING SWIMMING.
OR YOU WILL SINK.

Submitter comment: WE HAD A POOL INSTALLED IN OUR BACKYARD IN THE EARLY 1970'S
MY MOTHER WOULD TELL US THAT, WHEN WE WOULD WANT TO GO
SWIMMING AFTER LUNCH OR DINNER. I LATER FOUND OUT THAT SHE
TOLD US THAT, BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO RELAX AND NOT HAVE TO
WATCH US SWIM IN THE POOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Keyword(s): SWIMMING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001970S

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IF YOU HAVE TWO THINGS TO DO, ONE ON YOUR LEFT SIDE AND
ONE ON YOUR RIGHT, IT'S BAD LUCK TO DO THE THING ON
YOUR LEFT IF YOU'RE RIGHT HANDED. I'S BAD LUCK IF YOU
DON'T.(?)

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 03-03-1969

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IF YOU'RESEWING SOMETHING, LIKE A BUTTON, ON SOMEONE,
THEY SHOULD KEEP A THREAD IN THEIR MOUTH TO KEEP FROM
GETTIN' PEEKED.

Submitter comment: PEEKED=PRICKED

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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WHEN YOU ARE MAKING A QUILT AND YOUR TYING THE KNOTS, EVERY
TIME YOU PEEK YOURSELF WITH THE NEEDLE, SOMEONE WILL BE
KISSED UNDER THE QUILT.

Submitter comment: PEEK=PRICK

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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DON'T START A DRESS ON FRIDAY, BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER LIVE
TO SEE IT FINISHED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MURFREESBORO

Keyword(s): SEWING SEW

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Routine activity
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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NEVER START TO SEW SOMETHING (NEW) ON FRIDAY--YOU WILL NEVER
FINISH IT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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IF YOU CUT YOUR NAILS ON SUNDAY, YOU WILL BELONG TO THE DEVIL THE REST OF THE WEEK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO GO IN AND OUT THE SAME DOOR OF A HOUSE YOU'VE
NEVER BEEN IN BEFORE. THE WAY TO AVOID BAD LUCK IS TO GO IN THE
FRONT AND OUT THE BACK DOOR OR VICE-VERSA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 02-14-1972

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BELIEF

IF SOMEONE SWEEPS UNDER YOUR FEET, YOU'LL NEVER BE MARRIED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 05-03-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOU KEEP YOUR HAIR AFTER IT IS CUT, IT WILL TURN INTO A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 05-03-1972

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BELIEF

WHEN YOU ARE WALKING WITH SOMEONE AND AN OBJECT COMES BETWEEN
YOU, YOU SHOULD SAY "BREAD AND BUTTER" TO AVOID BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 05-07-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL KISS A FOOL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 05-09-1972

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PROVERB

A WATCH POT NEVER BOILS.

Data entry tech comment: SHOULD BE A "WATCHED" POT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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