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AN OLD JAPANESE BELIEF CLAIMS THAT IF A CHOPSTICK
IS BROKEN AT THE EATING TABLE, ONE WILL HAVE
AN ILL LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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IF YOU DROP A FORK ON THE FLOOR, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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CROSSING A KNIFE AND FORK IS BELIEVED UNLUCKY.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; Silverware

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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IF A SPOON AND A FORK ARE CROSSED, IT MEANS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

MR. MARCHETT WAS TOLD THIS BY HIS RELATIVES WHILE
HE VISITED IN LATIN AMERICA.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bad ; Fork ; LUCK ; OMEN ; SIGN ; Spoon ; UTENSILS

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION ; Silverware

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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MANY PEOPLE FEEL THAT TWIRLING A FORK, KNIFE, OR SPOON
WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 02-01-1970

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ANYONE WHO BREAKS A DISH, WILL HAVE BAD LUCK THE
REST OF THE DAY.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PASS A SALT SHAKER WITHOUT PLACING IT
ON THE TABLE BEFORE THE NEXT PERSON PICKS IT UP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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