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THE FEAST OF THE LORD'S BODY {CORPUS CHRISTI}

IN MAY OR JUNE ALTARS WERE SET UP OUTSIDE. THEY WERE SET UP
IN THE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST. A PROCESSION WOULD BE HELD
BY THE VILLAGES WHICH BELONGED TO ONE PARISH.

Submitter comment: THIS HAPPENED IN POLAND. THIS FEAST IS CORPUS CHRISTI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; POLAND ; Sterling Heights ; GOWARCZOW

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Summer

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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WHEN THE WIND'S IN THE NORTH, FISHERMEN GO NOT FORTH.
WHEN THE WIND'S IN THE EAST, NOT FIT FOR MAN OR BEAST.
WHEN THE WIND'S IN THE WEST, FISHING'S AT ITS BEST.
WHEN THE WIND'S IN THE SOUTH, BLOWS BAIT IN FISH'S MOUTH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE, ASSUMED ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Measure of quality

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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IF YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD POINTED TO NORTH, A DEAD SPIRIT
COMES SO YOU MUST POINT IT TO SOUTH.

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 10-02-1977

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Saying

Northern Maine Saying:

A direction - Go down the road a piece and then tilt toward tilly.

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Where learned: MAINE ; Houlton

Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS ; Maine ; REGIONAL ; Road ; Saying ; STATE ; Tilly ; Turn

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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PUERTO RICAN MEN (PUERTORICANOS), ARE ALWAYS CONCERNED
ABOUT BEING "MUY MACHO" (VERY MASCULINE). THEY MUST
NEVER SHOW WEAKNESS OF ANY KIND. FOR THIS REASON,
YOU NEVER CAN BELIEVE ONE WHEN HE GIVES YOU DIRECTIONS,
BECAUSE HE MUST NEVER LET ON IF HE DOESN'T KNOW THE
ANSWER. HE WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS--INVARIABLY--
WHETHER THEY ARE CORRECT OR NOT.

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Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; SAN JUAN

Keyword(s): DIRECTIONS ; Machismo ; MASCULINITY ; Puerto Rico ; RACISM ; SEXISM ; SEXIST ; Spanish ; Stereotyping

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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