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WHEN YOU ARE SUDDENLY STARTLED, SPITTING WILL AVOID
ANY HARM FROM COMING TO YOU.

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Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EVIL EYE ; PREVENTION ; Spitting ; Startle ; SUPERSTITION ; SURPRISE ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P670 P670.88

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KNOCK ON WOOD SO NOTHING WILL HAPPEN AFTER YOU SAID IT
MIGHT.

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Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; BELIEF ; GESTURE ; Knock ; Knock On Wood ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION ; WOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P670 P670.88

Date learned: 00001950S

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WHEN SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING PEJORATIVE ABOUT ANOTHER,
SPIT THREE TIMES ON THE BACK OF THE FIRST TWO FINGERS
OF THE RIGHT HAND TO WARD OFF THE INTENDED EVIL.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; EVIL EYE ; Fingers ; GESTURE ; INSULT ; SPIT ; SUPERSTITION ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse
BELIEF -- P670 P670.88

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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TO WARD OFF THE "COOTIES" SO COMMON TO ALL GRADE
SCHOOL CHILDREN, A GESTURE OF 2 FISTS TOGETHER WITH THE
THUMBS EXTENDED IS MADE.

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Where learned: DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Classroom ; COOTIES ; CUSTOM ; Fists ; GAME ; GESTURE ; Grade School ; SLANG ; Thumb

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
BELIEF -- P670 P670.88
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: 10-10-1969

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THE PLACING OF THE HANDS OVER THE EYES, OR EARS, OR
MOUTH. USUALLY SIGNIFIES THE THREE LITTLE MONKEYS--
HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL AND SPEAK NO EVIL.

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; GESTURE ; Hear ; Hear No Evil ; See ; See No Evil ; Speak ; Speak No Evil ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P670 P670.88
BELIEF -- Emblem
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-26-1968

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