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BAD LUCK

EVEN NUMBERS AND WEDNESDAYS ARE BAD LUCK IN GREECE. IF YOU
PLANT ANY CROPS ON WEDNESDAY THEY WILL NOT GROW PROPERLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Number Even number (not specific)
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.5

Date learned: 09-00-1972

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FRIDAY (COLLECTORS TITLE)

IT IS BAD LUCK TO START ANY TRIP OR JOURNEY ON A FRIDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

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IF YOU MEET A RED HAIRED WOMAN GOING TO THE FAIR,
YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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BELIEF ABOUT BAPTISM

IF YOU REFUSE TO BE A GODPARENT, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK
UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN A GODPARENT SEVEN TIMES. YOU MUST
HOWEVER, ASK (UNDERLINED) TO BE THE GODPARENT OF THOSE
SEVEN CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Baptism Naming rite
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.5

Date learned: 10-25-1970

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DON'T CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS OR TOENAILS ON FRIDAY
BECAUSE THIS IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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SPANISH PEOPLE DO NOT CONDUCT WEDDINGS OR TRAVEL ON
FRIDAYS BECAUSE THEY FEAR BAD LUCK ON THIS DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 02-17-1970

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CANNOT SEW ON SUNDAY, IT'S BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 10-06-1969

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THOSE WHO SEW ON SUNDAY SEW UP THEIR MEMORIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO CUT TOE OR FINGER NAILS ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 11-17-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO KILL A CRICKET, ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 03-03-1970

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO SEW ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.4

Date learned: 11-17-1969

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