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Ethnic: Italian

IT IS AN OLD ITALIAN CUSTOM THAT DURING LENT NOTHING MADE FROM EGGS
ARE ( IS ) EATEN UNTIL HOLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

Submitter comment:

THIS CUSTOM WAS PASSED TO THE INFORMANT FROM HER MOTHER AND
ORIGINALLY CAME FROM SOUTHERN ITALY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Where learned: NEW YORK ; PORT CHESTER

Keyword(s): ABSTINENCE ; CUSTOM ; Eggs ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; Italian ; Lent ; RELIGIOUS ; SELF-SACRIFICE

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Christian Chronology

Date learned: 11-28-1970

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Retort

What do you wnat? Eggs in your beer?

Submitter comment:

I heard this repeatedly when playing baseball in childhood days.

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James Callow comment:

Something besides this must come first?

Usually in Singular?

Keyword(s): BEER ; COMEBACK ; Eggs ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Myth

Easter Bunny:

The Easter Bunny - A big rabbit with a white tail who hides eggs around your house.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P429] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; HOME

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bunny ; CUSTOM ; Easter ; Eggs ; Hare ; holiday ; MYTH ; Rabbit

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Superstition: Animals

Don't count your chickens before they hatch

Submitter comment:

From Friends

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): assume ; assumption ; Chickens ; Eggs ; Hatch

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb

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Retort

Q: So what?

Retort: Buttons on eggs, zippers on bananas.

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Keyword(s): Bananas ; BUTTONS ; COMEBACK ; Eggs ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Sew ; SEWING ; Wisecrack ; Zippers

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Chicken ; Eggs ; Hatch ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Submitter comment:

Learned in School

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Basket ; Eggs ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Basket ; Eggs ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Submitter comment:

Don't concentrate all your wealth in one area.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; assumption ; Basket ; Egg ; Eggs ; Gamble ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Chickens ; Egg ; Eggs ; GREED ; Greedy ; Hatch ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't keep all your eggs in one basket.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Basket ; Eggs ; Gamble ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Never count your chickens before they're hatched.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Chickens ; Eggs ; Expectation ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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Keyword(s): Anticipate ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Basket ; Eggs ; Gamble ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Submitter comment:

My mother would always tell me this whenever I would plan on something before it happened.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Chickens ; Eggs ; Gamble ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Yours, till airplanes lay eggs.

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Keyword(s): AIRPLANES ; Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; BIRDS ; Devotion ; Eggs ; HUMOR ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Food: Recipe

Wheat Griddle-Cake:

Sift Together:

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder

Beat three eggs and add to 3 cups sweet milk and tablespoon of melted butter; mix all into smooth batter, as thick as will run in a stream from the lips of a pitcher.

Bake on a well grease, hot griddle, a light nice brown. Very good.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Baking Powder ; Eggs ; Flour ; FOOD ; Griddle ; Griddlecakes ; RECIPE ; Salt ; Wheat

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PLACE EGGS ON A FRESHLY MADE BED.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Bed ; Eggs ; LUCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 11-22-1972

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BELIEF

ALWAYS CRUSH EGG SHELLS COMPLETELY BEFORE THROWING THEM AWAY.
IF YOU DON'T THE SHELL HALVES WILL PROVIDE A SHELTER FOR
DANGEROUS SPIRITS.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD

Keyword(s): Eggs ; GHOST ; Shells ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product Egg
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BELIEF

OLIVES AND EGGS ARE PASSION FRUITS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): APHRODISIAC ; Consume ; Consumption ; Eat ; Eggs ; FOOD ; Olives ; Passion

James Callow Keyword(s): APHRODISIACS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Animal product Egg
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 10-01-1965

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