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ITCHING THE NOSE

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, THAT MEANS THAT YOUR BOYFRIEND IS COMING.

Where learned: WEST VIRGINIA ; MINDEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams P841.72

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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ON KISSING

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES YOU'RE GOING TO KISS A FOOL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS PROVERB FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.72
SPEECH -- Gesture
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A FIGHT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS MOTHER, ELIZABETH ZDROJESKI WHEN
HE WAS GROWING UP. ELIZABETH HEARD IT FROM HER MOTHER, MRS. RICE,
AROUND 1910.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; JERSEY CITY

Keyword(s): HUMANS SENSUAL EXPERIENCES SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams P841.72
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: CA00001968 ; 00-00-1910

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BODY PART BELIEF

ITCHY NOSE MEANS YOU WILL KISS YOUR BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND.

Submitter comment: A DENTIST TELLS THEIR PATIENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Dreams P841.72
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00001960S

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