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SUPERSTITION

INCLUDE SOME COINS (AT LEAST A PENNY) IN A KNIFE SET BOX WHEN
GIVING IT AS A GIFT OR ELSE IT WILL SEVER YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects

Date learned: 00001970S

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SUPERSTITION

NEVER GIVE AWAY YOUR FIRST, LAST, OR WHOLE PACK OF CIGARETTES TO
ANYONE OR YOU MAY BECOME ILL AND BAD LUCK WILL FOLLOW.
CO[ LINDA'S AUNT GAVE HER LAST CIGARETTE TO A FRIEND AND FROM THAT

Submitter comment: LINDA'S AUNT GAVE HER LAST CIGARETTE TO A FRIEND AND FROM THAT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFT-GIVING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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Giving knives is bad luck unless you include
some money, usually a small amount.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 00001960S

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Giving knives as a present is bad luck unless
the person who receives them pays the giver,
usually a penny.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 00001960S

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE SOMEONE A PURSE OR MONEY
CONTAINER AND NOT PUT A PENNY OR COIN IN IT,
SINCE THEY WOULD THEN NEVER HAVE ANY MONEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WILSON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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DON'T GIVE A COMB AS A GIFT BECAUSE IT MEANS BAD
LUCK FOR THE RECEIVER.

Submitter comment: GRANDMOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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TO BREAK SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN AS A LOVE-
TOKEN OR PLEDGE IS VERY UNFORTUNATE; THE LOVE
AFFAIR WILL END BADLY.

Submitter comment: FROM PAST FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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IT IS A POLISH SUPERSTITION NOT TO GIVE A
COUPLE ABOUT TO BE MARRIED ANY TOYS AS A GIFT.
IT IS BAD LUCK WITH REGARD TO HAVING CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Conversions Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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BAD LUCK TO GIVE A PURSE TO SOMEONE WITHOUT PUTTING MONEY IN IT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts

Date learned: 07-06-1972

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BAD LUCK WILL COME ABOUT IF YOU DON'T GIVE A PENNY WITH A KNIFE
OR OTHER ITEM WITH A SHARP EDGE WHEN THEY ARE GIFTS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BAD LUCK WILL NOT COME IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE A PENNY WHEN YOU
GIVE THEM A PIN TO WEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange
BELIEF -- Bad luck Money
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Gifts
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sharp objects
BELIEF -- Conversions Gifts

Date learned: 03-29-1972

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