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SNEEZING (CHINESE BELIEF)

"THE CHINESE BELIEVE THAT WHEN THEY SNEEZE IT'S AS SIGN THAT
SOMEONE THEY LOVE IS THINKING OF THEM."

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID THAT WHENEVER SHE SNEEZED HER MOTHER WAS THINK-
ING OF HER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SNEEZE MORE THAN THREE TIMES
WITHOUT SOMEONE BLESSING YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROCHESTER HILLS

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)
BELIEF -- Conversions Body parts and functions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU SNEEZE, YOU'RE DEAD FOR A SECOND, AND THAT'S WHY
PEOPLE SAY "GOD BLESS YOU."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)
SPEECH -- Formula

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WHEN YOU SNEEZE LITTLE DEVILS COME OUT OF YOU AND THAT'S WHY
PEOPLE SAY "GOD BLESS YOU."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 05-02-1969

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IF YOU SNEEZE AT THE TABLE, YOU'LL HEAR OF A DEATH.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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IF YOU SNEEZE ONCE, YOU'LL HAVE HEALTH.
IF YOU SNEEZE TWICE, YOU'LL HAVE HEALTH AND WEALTH.
IF YOU SNEEZE THREE TIMES IN A ROW, YOU'LL HAVE HEALTH, WEALTH,
AND HAPPINESS.

Submitter comment: I ALWAYS SNEEZE TWICE AND AM RAPIDLY BECOMING SUPERSTITIOUS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PARALLELISM

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)

Date learned: 00001960'S

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IF YOU WANT TO SNEEZE, BUT CANNOT IT IS A SIGN THAT SOMEONE
LOVES YOU, BUT DOESN'T TELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Sneeze (also see P477)

Date learned: 07-04-1973

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