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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN OLD SAYING TO EXPRESS DISGUST OVER A NICE THING
BEING RUINED BY NEGLECT IS CALLED
PUTTING A TUXEDO ON A HOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANIMAL ; CLOTHING ; CONTRAST ; INCONGRUITY

James Callow Keyword(s): COVER UP: SURFACE DRESSING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN PUTTING ON MY SOCKS TO PLAY IN A SPORT, THE SOCK
WITH THE LABELLING GOES ON THE RIGHT FOOT. IF THE LA-
BELLING HAS FADED AWAY, THE BETTER CONDITIONED SOCK
GOES ON THE RIGHT FOOT. I'M RIGHT-HANDED AND I BELIEVE
THIS WILL BRING ME GOOD LUCK. RECENTLY, I HAVE STARTED
THIS TREND IN MY EVERYDAY MANNERISMS.

Submitter comment: I SEE THIS AS BRINGING ME GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: CA00001973

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INSIDE OUT

IF YOU PUT SOMETHING ON INSIDE OUT DON'T CHANGE IT OR YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT ACTUALLY SAID THIS ON SUCH AN OCCASION.

Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; CONVERSION ; HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITS

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: NONE GIVEN

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WHEN YOU PUT YOUR SHIRT ON BACKWARDS OR INSIDE OUT,
WITH ANY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING, YOU MAY MAKE A WISH
WHILE PROPERLY PUTTING ON YOUR CLOTHES.

Submitter comment: THIS WISH WILL BE GRANTED.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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SOCK TRADITION

JOE HOFFMAN'S FATHER ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL WAY OF PUTTING ON HIS
SOCKS. JOE FOLLOWED THE FAMILY PATTERN BY FOLDING IN THE HEEL, THEN
FOLDING THE SOCK IN HALF, STEPPING ON IT AND UNFOLDING IT.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN ORCHARD LAKE, MICHIGAN ALTHOUGH IT WAS COLLECTED
IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Routine activity
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.31

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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HOW DO YOU TELL THE GROOM AT A POLISH WEDDING? HE'S
THE ONE WEARING AN IRONED BOWLING SHIRT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING UP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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WHEN OUR BABIES ARE INFANTS, WE PUT THEIR UNDERSHIRTS
ON INSIDE-OUT TO CONFUSE THE EVIL EYE AND KEEP IT AWAY
FROM THE BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSING ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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IF A FEMALE LETS A PREGNANT WOMAN FIX HER HAIR, SHE WILL
BECOME BALD HEADED.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): HAIRDRESSING.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Daily Life
BELIEF -- Daily Life
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TOM SWIFTY

"LET ME SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE," SHE
SAID NEGLIGENTLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON NEGLIGEE, A WOMAN'S LOOSE DRESSING GOWN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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