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SAYING

BORN OF THE GUN; DIES OF THE GUN.

Submitter comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE SWORD, DIES OF THE SWORD.

Data entry tech comment: SON OF A GUN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SAYING

BORN OF THE SWORD; DIES OF THE SWORD.

Submitter comment: TRADITIONAL

Data entry tech comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE GUN..

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Submitter comment: HE OFTEN REFERS TO THIS PROVERB AT HIS OFFICE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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BALDNESS

YOUR SCALP IS TOO TIGHT. THE SKIN AROUND YOUR SKULL SHOULD BE FLESHY
SO THE HAIR FOLLICLES GET LOTS OF BLOOD. WITHOUT THIS CIRCULATION OF
BLOOD TO THE SCALP THE HAIR WILL DIE AND FALL OUT CAUSING BALDNESS.
MASSAGING THE SCALP DAILY IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
FOR KEEPING YOUR HAIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WHITEHEAD AND KALES ; MILL STREET PLANT

Keyword(s): CAUSE

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

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CHILD BED WETTING

IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF YOU PLAY WITH MATCHES YOU WILL WET THE BED.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; FUNCTION ; MATCHES

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

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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BLOOD POISONING

SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD WITH A PENCIL OR PEN
WILL GIVE YOU BLOOD POISONING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): CAUSE

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

Date learned: 12-07-1971

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DROWNING

IF A SINGLE PAIR OF SHOES IS LEFT ON THE BEACH OR DOCK BY A SWIMMER,
THE PERSON WILL DROWN OR GET INTO SOME KIND OF TROUBLE SWIMMING.

Data entry tech comment: PERHAPS THE INFORMANT MEANS ONE SHOE, NOT TWO.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-27-1970

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TECHNIQUE FOR PASSING OUT.

INHALE DEEPLY AND THEN RAPIDLY PUSH THE AIR IN AND OUT
TEN TIMES. ON THE TENTH TIME HOLD THE BREATH AND YOU WILL PASS OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS HAPPENED TO MY BROTHER WHEN WE WERE IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; FAINTING ; NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 First / Once / One / Newness
Favorites
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-12-1971

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FEET

IF YOU WORE TENNIS SHOES TOO LONG THEN YOUR FEET WOULD GO FLAT.
THIS
WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS 9 YRS. OLD.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): CAUSE

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FEET

DON'T EVER PUT YOUR SHOES ON THE TABLE OR YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SORE
FEET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; FUNCTION

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

Date learned: 02-07-1972

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HANDS

THE INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT YOU SHOULDN'T WASTE TIME COUNTING
THE STARS. NOT ONLY IS IT AN INFINITE TASK BUT ALSO YOU ARE REWARDED
WITH STAR MARKS ON YOUR PALMS.

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-15-1967

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HEADACHE

IF YOU FOLLOW EXACTLY IN SOMEONE'S FOOTPRINTS YOU WILL HAVE
A HEADACHE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; WALKING

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 01-19-1971

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HEADACHE

IF YOU HAVE A HEADACHE, IT MEANS THAT BIRDS ARE EATING HAIRS
WHICH HAVE FALLEN OUT.
YOU SHOULD DISPOSE OF IT IN THE TOILET OR OTHERWISE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; PREVENTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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HEADACHE

IF YOU LET A STRAND OF HAIR FLY OUT THE CAR WINDOW THE PERSON TO WHOM
THE HAIR BELONGS WILL GET A HEADACHE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; CAUSE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PIMPLES

IF YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM WITH FOOD IN YOUR MOUTH
YOU WILL GET PIMPLES ON YOUR TONGUE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HIS PARENTS
WHEN HE WAS NINE YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; COLLECTORS HOME ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): CAUSE ; FUNCTION ; URINATION, DEFECATION

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

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WORMS

IF YOU EAT TOO MUCH SUGAR YOU WILL GET WORMS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): CAUSE

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

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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