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BELIEF (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

IF ONE SEES AND COUNTS 100 RED CONVERTIBLES,
THEN SEES A MAN IN A GREEN TIE,
THEN A LADY IN A PURPLE DRESS AND THEN SPOTS THREE SAILORS,
THE NEXT PERSON HE TALKS TO HE WILL MARRY
IN ORDER TO GET A "DIVORCE" HE MUST SEE AND COUNT FIFTY YELLOW
CONVERTIBLES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.100
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.3
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.50
BELIEF -- Number Inter related specific numbers in a belief: Two's a couple, / Three's a crowd; / Four on a sidewalk / Is never allowed. (Also see C700 and C800 for numbers in verse.) In computer entries our example

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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GOOD LUCK

WHEN CONVERSING AT THE SAME TIME AND BOTH HAVE ACCIDENTALLY SAID THE
SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME, THE FIRST ONE TO SAY : 1 2 3 GOOD LUCK
TO ME, IS LUCKY.

Where learned: PHILIPPINES ; MAKATI

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.3
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1973

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WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING AND THEY SAY THE SAME THING AT THE SAME
TIME, EACH PERSON SHOULD SAY, "ONE, TWO, THREE, GOOD LUCK TO ME"
AT THE SAME TIME.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A FILIPINO BELIEF.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.881
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.3
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-21-1977

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GAME TO BE PLAYED WHILE TRAVELING

COUNT 99 NEGROES, 24 WHITE HORSES, AND 3 RED-HEADED
PEOPLE.
AFTER THIS IS DONE, THE NEXT PERSON OF OPPOSITE
SEX WHOM YOU SHAKE HANDS WITH WILL BE THE PERSON
YOU MARRY.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER COUSINS WHEN SHE WAS A GIRL.

Where learned: ON A TRIP BY CAR

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.24
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.3
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.99
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 04-02-1967

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