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SIGNATURES

YOURS TILL THE UNITED STATES DRINKS CANADA DRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN. CANADA DRY II BRAND OF SOFT DRINK.

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO TICKEE, NO WASHEE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHINESE LAUNDRY ; NO CLAIM CHECK, NO MERCHANDISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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THREE MONTHS AFTER YOU HEAR THE FIRST JULY FLY, IT WILL
FROST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): FROST FLY CHATTER FLY DRY FLY HORSE FLY KATYDID

James Callow Keyword(s): ALL IN HAND, NC, NUMBERS 7085 AND 7092.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-03-1970

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IF YOU PUT SALT IN RINSING WATER, CLOTHES WON'T FREEZE WHEN
YOU HANG THEM OUT.

Where learned: HANDWRITTEN NOTES

Keyword(s): LAUNDRY WASHING

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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I'S BAD LUCK TO WASH ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Submitter comment: BOTH HER MOTHER AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW BELIEVED IN THIS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ATHENS

Keyword(s): LAUNDRY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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Custom

Common Law Custom:

Informant never does family laundry on Sunday, because it is a day of rest and is frowned upon byu herself and other members of the family. Laundry hanging outside on a line is considered disgraceful.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F539] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): Chores ; CUSTOM ; Domestic ; LAUNDRY ; Sunday

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

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Proverb

Weather:

All signs fail in dry weather

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800, P890] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): Dry ; OMEN ; Prophecies ; SIGN ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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WHEN THE COWS GO DRY, THERE'S A WITCH IN THE VILLAGE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Cows ; Dry ; SIGN ; Witch

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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Weather

All signs fail in dry weather

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HENDERSONVILLE

Keyword(s): Dry ; Signs ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year

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