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IF YOU SPILL THE SALT, THERE'S GOING TO BE A FIGHT.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAYS THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU BORROW SALT DO NOT RETURN IT , YOU WILL BRING BAD
LUCK ON THE PERSON WHO LENT IT TO YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; LUCAS COUNTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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SALT

NEVER WIPE SALT OFF THE TABLE, BLOWIT OFF,
OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILLED SALT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: CA1963-1975

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SUPERSTITION (COLLECTORS TITLE)

DON'T CARRY SALT WITH YOU FROM PLACE TO PLACEQ IT'S A SURE
SIGN OF DISASTER OR BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: RELATED TO HER BY HER FATHER.

Where learned: STUDENT UNION ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17

Date learned: 04-04-1967

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