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LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNE

IF YOU WEAR YOUR NIGHT GOWN BACKWARDS WITHOUT KNOWING ABOUT IT YOU'LL
HAVE A VERY NICE DAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP

Submitter comment: REVERSE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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GOOD LUCK

IN JAPAN, IT IS A VILLAGE BELIEF THAT WHEN STANDING ON A CERTAIN
ROCK FOUND ON A BEACH, ONE SEES THE EMPEROR, GOOD LUCK FOR ONE
YEAR WILL BE HIS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Keyword(s): JAPANESE BELIEF ; NUMBERS: ONE ; TIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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FOLK BELIEF (LUCK)

IN GERMAN VILLAGES WHEN A MAN ENTERS AN INN HE MUST HIDE HIS FACE
AND SEEK OUT HIS FRIENDS. HE MUST THEN BUY ALE FOR HIS CHRONIES
(CRONIES) BEFORE THEY RECOGNIZE HIM. THIS WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.
IF SOMEONE ELSE BUYS THE FIRST BEER FOR HIM IT IS
AN OMEN OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; GERMAN BELIEF ; SOCIAL RELATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-21-1968

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I HEARD SOMEWHERE THAT IT IS BAD LUCK TO WASH YOUR
HAIR ON SUNDAY, BUT GOOD LUCK TO WASH IT ON
MONDAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE FIRST PERSON YOU MEET IN THE MORNING IS A MAN
THEN THIS IS CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK; WHEREAS, IF THE
FIRST PERSON YOU MEET IS A WOMAN, THEN THIS IS
CONSIDERED TO FORECAST BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RELATED A STORY CONCERNING HER COUSIN
WHO WAS QUITE UPSET UPON MEETING A WOMAN ONE MORNING
AS HER FIRST PERSON--AND LATER FELL AND BRUISED
HER LEG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Good luck Sex
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sex
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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ONE WHO SEES A NEW MOON OVER HIS RIGHT SHOULDER,
WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK. TO SEE A NEW MOON OVER ONE'S
LEFT SHOULDER MEANS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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IF YOU GET CHINA FOR A PRESENT YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.
BUT IF YOU GET GLASS YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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FATE

A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN BRINGS GOOD FORTUNE; AN OLD WOMAN
WILL BRING YOU BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS BELIEVED BY THE POOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SMALL
TOWNS IN ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ITALY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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J.M.J.

A GIRLFRIEND OF MINE ALWAYS USED TO PUT J.M.J. ON THE
TOP OF HER TESTS AND PAPERS IN HIGH SCHOOL. THIS
STOOD FOR JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH AND WAS BELIEVED TO
GIVE THIS GIRL GOOD LUCK, OR SO SHE THOUGHT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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GREEK

ON GOOD FRIDAY THE GREEKS FAST ALL DAY AND IF A PERSON
DOES THIS, IT IS CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK FOR THE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P663
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE BY THE SAME DOOR THAT YOU
CAME IN BY. THIS IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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SPORTS SUPERSTITION

WHEN DOING BAD IN BOWLING OR GOLF, DRAW A FENCE ON THE SCORE
CARD AND YOU HAVE BETTER LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): FENCE = ZIG-ZAG LINE ON SCOREBOX

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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LUCK BELIEF

A CHILD BORN WITH A "CZEPEK" (FILM ON INFANT'S HEAD) IS ALWAYS LUCKY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUL

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUL AMNION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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