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CURSE: BAD LUCK

HOLD YOUR BREATH WHEN YOU PASS A CEMETERY OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO HIM BY HIS PARENTS WHEN THEY TRAVELLED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): BREATH ; CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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Retort

I'm having trouble with my breathing.

Retort: I can give you something to stop that.

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Keyword(s): Breathing ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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CATS KILL INFANTS BY SUCKING THEIR BREATH.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Babies ; BREATH ; Cats ; Infants ; Kill

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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WHOOPING COUGH CURE:
PAROXYSMS ARE RELIEVED BY BREATHING FUMES OF TURPENTINE
AND CARBOLIC ACID.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Breathing ; Carbolic Acid ; COUGH ; CURE ; Paroxysms ; REMEDY ; Turpentine ; Whooping Cough

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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BAD BREATH CURE:
A CUPFUL OF STRONG COFFEE WILL REMOVE THE ODOR OF
ONIONS FROM THE BREATH.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BREATH ; Coffee ; CURE ; Onion ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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YOU MUST WHEN RIDING IN A CAR, HOLD YOUR BREATH WHILE
PASSING A CEMETERY, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE HAUNTED BY
THE DEAD.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): BREATH ; CEMETERY ; GRAVEYARD ; HAUNTED ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHEN CROSSING A BRIDGE OVER WATER HOLD YOUR BREATH AND
PICK UP YOUR FEET OR YOU LOSE YOUR BOYFRIEND.

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ACQUIRED IN TAMPA, FLORIDA WHILE SHE WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boyfriend ; BREATH ; Bridge ; FEET ; Girlfriend ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; WATER

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 08-02-1969

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DEATH
YOU CAN TELL IF SOMEONE IS DEAD BY PUTTING A MIRROR UNDER THEIR NOSE,
AND LOOK FOR MOISTURE DUE TO BREATHING TO SETTLE ON THE MIRROR.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Keyword(s): BREATH ; DEATH ; LIFE ; MEDICAL ; Mirror ; SIGN ; Signal ; TRICK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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HOLDING DICE IN YOUR HAND AND BLOWING ON THEM IS
SUPPOSED TO BRING YOU GOOD LUCK IN A DICE GAME.

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Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Blow ; BREATH ; Breathe ; CUSTOM ; DICE ; GAMBLING ; GAME ; Gaming ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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