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YOU SHOULD NOT PASS UNDER A LADDER; IT BRINGS YOU BAD LUCK.

Where learned: GUADELOUPE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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IF YOU WALK UNDER A LADDER YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK ALL DAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 04091984CA

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You will have bad luck if you walk under a
ladder.

Submitter comment: Informant said her family strongly believed in
superstitions.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 00001950S

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Superstition

Break a mirror and you'll have seven years of bad luck. Open an
umbrella indoors and something bad will happen to you. Walk
underneath a ladder and you'll have an accident.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ECORSE

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THE REASON WHY IT'S BAD LUCK TO WALK UNDER A LADDER
IS BECAUSE THE TWO SIDES OF THE LADDER AND THE
FLOOR REPRESENT THE TRIANGLE OF THE HOLY TRINITY
AND TO PASS THROUGH IT IS AN INVASION OF HEAVEN
AND BREAKS THE TRINITY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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IF YOU WALK UNDER A LADDER, YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 10-30-1968

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DON'T WALK UNDER A LADDER OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO WALK UNDER A LADDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 10-20-1969

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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IF YOU WALK UNDER A LADDER, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF A LADDER IS LEARNING AGAINST THE HOUSE,
ALWAYS WALK AROUND IT OR BAD LUCK WILL FOLLOW.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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IF A PERSON WALKS UNDER A LADDER, HE WILL HAVE BAD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU WALK UNDER A LADDER YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 04-02-1967

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BAD LUCK WILL COME TO A PERSON WHO WALKS UNDER
A LADDER.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS AS A CHILD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER (IS BAD LUCK.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DON'T WALK UNDER A LADDER (BAD LUCK.)

Where learned: BIG BOY RESTAURANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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