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NO-SPILL-SALT

IF YOU SPILL SALT YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK UNLESS YOU DO THIS,
TAKE A HAND FULL OF SALT AND THROW IT OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER.
THIS WILL REVERSE THE BAD LUCK AND GIVE YOU GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FOLKLORE FROM HER CHILDHOOD DAYS OF HER HOME TOWN.
THIS SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEF IS SYMPATHETIC MAGIC BECAUSE THERE IS A
PRIMITIVE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPILLING AND THE THROWING THE SALT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; RIGHT LEFT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 00001930'S

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LUCK

NEVER WASTE SALT ON THE FLOOR. IT CAUSES BAD LUCK.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: CA11001973

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LUCK

IF YOU SPILL SALT YOU SHOULD THROW SOME SALT OVER YOUR LEFT
SHOULDER TO WARD OFF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: CA11001973

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THROWING SALT OVER YOUR SHOULDER BREAKS ANY BAD LUCK THAT YOU HAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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BAD LUCK

IF YOU'VE SEEN A BLACK CAT OR BROKEN A MIRROR, THROW SOME SALT
OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER TO PREVENT THE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.14
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.31

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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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SUPERSITITION (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION; SALT (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

YOU,LL HAVE BAD LUCK IF YOU SPILL SALT.
THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT THE BAD LUCK IS THROWING THE SALT OVER YOUR
LEFT SHOULDER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SUPERSTITION COMMON IN THE UNDY FAMILY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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IF YOU SPILL SALT, THROW IT OVER YOUR SHOULDER TO WARD OFF BACK LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO THROW SALT OVER THEIR SHOULDERS AS A WAY
TO BRING GOOD LUCK, BUT ACTUALLY SPILLING SALT IS BAD LUCK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 10-00-1979

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BAD LUCK PREVENTION: (ITALIAN)-SALT

TO PREVENT BAD LUCK FROM ENTERING A HOUSE, PLACE SALT IN LITTLE
BAGS AND PUT THE BAGS IN THE CORNERS OF THE ROOMS WHERE NO ONE SEES
THEM. IT IS ESPECIALLY GOOD TO DO THIS WHEN A NEW BABY ARRIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITS ; SUPERNATURAL: SALT AS LUCKY CHARM

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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Belief

If you drop salt on the floor, shake salt over your left shoulder or there will be a catastrophe of fire or disappointment.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Various Boggs number classifications written down and crossed out:

P686

P860 = Use of Object

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CATASTROPHE ; DISAPPOINTMENT ; FIRE ; Salt ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

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