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CUSTOM

JAPANESE CUSTOM OF GREETING IS THE BOW. THE BOW IS NOT ONLY
A PHYSICAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GREETING, BUT ALSO THE
EXPRESSION OF VARYING DEGREES OF EMOTIONS. ONE BOWS
DIFFERENTLY TO PARENTS, FRIENDS, SERVANTS, OLDER SIBLINGS,
ETC. THE DIFFERENCE BEING THE DEPTH OF THE BOW, WHETHER
A NOD OF THE HEAD, TO THE WAIST, OR TO THE FLOOR. FOR
EXAMPLE, THE CHILD'S GOOD MORNING SALUTATION IS NOT JUST
THE VERBAL ONE OF "OHAYO GOZAIMASU" BUT ACCOMPANIED BY A
FORMAL BOW, WHICH MEANS KNEELING (BOTH FEET) ON THE FLOOR
WITH HEAD TOUCHING ONE'S HANDS WHICH ARE LAID PALMS DOWN
ON THE FLOOR AT BENDED KNEES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THE ABOVE WHILE GROWING UP IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; JAPAN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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SWAT ON THE RUMP

IT IS ACCEPTED IN FOOTBALL THAT THE REWARDS OF A GOOD
PLAY OR A NICE TRY IS A SWAT ON THE RUMP WITH THE OPEN
PALM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; FOOTBALL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A BOW TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

IN BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCHES TODAY, SOME PEOPLE
STILL PRACTICE AN OLD CUSTOM OF GETTING DOWN ON ALL
FOURS AND TOUCHING THE FLOOR WITH THEIR BROWS,
THUS SIGNIFYING A BOW TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT.

Where learned: HAMTRAMCK ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
686 Fourths / Quarters
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Religious

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION: RAILROAD TRACKS

WHEN PASSING OVER TRAIN TRACKS, YOU SHOULD LIFT YOUR
FEET AND PLACE YOUR HANDS ON THE CEILING OF THE VEHICLE
YOU ARE TRAVELING IN OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BOYFRIEND.

Submitter comment: SUE OBSERVES THIS PRECAUTION SO RELIGIOUSLY THAT I HAVE
EVEN BEEN IN THE CAR WITH HER WHEN SHE HAS BEEN DRIVING,
AND HAVE SEEN HER DO THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Travel S694.21

Date learned: 10-30-1971

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WHEN PASSING OVER TRAIN TRACKS OR UNDER A MOVING TRAIN
{UNDER A VIADUCT} IT IS WISE TO LIFT YOUR FEET
OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CAR, TO KEEP YOUR TRUE LOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating, courtship mechanics
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.3
SPEECH -- Travel

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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