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SEWING SUPERSITION (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION: SEWING (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

"IF YOU SEW ANYTHING AND THE CLOTHING IS STILL ON YOU WHILE YOU ARE
SEWING, YOU HAVE TO HOLD PART OF THAT CLOTHING IN YOUR MOUTH.
IF YOU DON,T IT,S CONSIDERED BAD LUCK".

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HIS PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER IN HIS CHILDHOOD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.21

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU ENTER A HOUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME EXIT THROUGH THE SAME
DOOR YOU ENTERED, OTHERWISE YOU HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.21

Date learned: 03-25-1967

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