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IF THERE IS A RINGING IN YOUR EARS, SOMEONE IS TALKING
ABOUT YOU. (ALSO, IF YOUR EARS ITCH, SOMEONE IS
TALKING ABOUT YOU.)

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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IT IS SAID THAT WHEN ONE'S EAR ITCHES OR RINGS, THAT
SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRENTON

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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ITCHING LIPS ARE A SIGN THAT YOU WILL SOON BE KISSED.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 11-09-1967

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IF YOUR EAR ITCHES, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU OR
MENTIONING YOUR NAME IN CONVERSATION.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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IF YOUR EAR ITCHES, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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EAR IS RINGING

IF YOUR EAR IS RINGING, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 12-00-1982

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IF YOUR EAR ITCHES, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS FOLK BELIEF WAS COMMUNICATED TO BRIAN BY HIS MOTHER
WHEN BRIAN WAS A CHILD LIVING IN RURAL OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 10-22-1984 ; 00001960S

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WHEN YOUR RIGHT EAR BURNS, SOMEBODY IS TALKING GOOD ABOUT
YOU. YOU SHOULD PUT A DAB OF SPIT ON YOUR INDEX FINGER
AND YOUR THUMB AND MAKE A CROSS ON YOUR RIGHT EAR AND
SAY "IF YOU ARE TALKING GOOD, TALK ON."

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 06-30-1972

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IF YOUR EAR BURNS, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 05-12-1969

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"IF MY RIGHT EAR ITCHED, THEN SOMETHING GOOD WAS BEING SAID
ABOUT ME BY SOMEBODY."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 00001945 P. 81

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IF YOUR EARS BURN, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM MY MOTHER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; MEMPHIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 07-29-1968

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IF YOUR LEFT EAR ITCHES, IT'S A SIGN YOU WILL HEAR SOMETHING BAD.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A COMMON SUPERSTITION WHEN MRS. REAVES WAS A GIRL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT EAR ITCHES, IT'S A SIGN YOU WILL HEAR SOMETHING
GOOD.

Submitter comment: MRS. REAVES TOLD ME THIS AT OUR HOME JULY 19, 1968. THIS WAS

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF YOUR LEFT EAR ITCHES, YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR GOOD NEWS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; PUXICO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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IF YOUR EARS BURN, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF EITHER EAR ITCHES, SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; Fisk University

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

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IF YOUR EAR ITCHES SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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PREDICTION

IF YOUR EAR ITCHES IT MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GREENEVILLE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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