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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AMONG THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EYESIGHT ; OBSERVATION ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BEWARE OF BOYS WHOSE EYES ARE BLUE,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND ASK FOR TWO.
BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF GREEN,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND NEVER BE SEEN.
BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF BLACK,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND NEVER COME BACK.
YOU WILL KNOW ALL KINDS OF JOYS,
IF YOU WILL ONLY BEWARE OF BOYS.

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

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; COLOR OF EYES AS BASIS OF PERSONALITY TRAITS ; COUPLETS

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SEVEN UP

THIS GAME IS OFTEN PLAYED IN A CLASSROOM. SEVEN
PLAYERS ARE CHOSEN "IT," ANOTHER PLAYER IS
CAPTAIN. THE CAPTAIN REQUESTS ALL THE REMAINING
PLAYERS TO PUT THEIR HEADS DOWN AND COVER THEIR
EYES. THE SEVEN "IT" PLAYERS QUIETLY WALK AROUND
AND EACH TAPS ONE PERSON ON THE HEAD. THE CAPTAIN
REQUESTS "HEADS UP" WHEN "IT" PLAYERS RETURN TO
THEIR PLACES. ALL TAPPED PLAYERS STAND AND TRY TO
GUESS, IN ONE CHANCE, WHO TAPPED THEM. IF THEY
GUESS CORRECTLY, THEY GET TO TAKE THAT PERSON'S
PLACE; IF INCORRECT, THEY SIT DOWN AND THE PLAY
CONTINUES AS BEFORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): HANDICAP: COVERING EYES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing

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A PREGNANT WOMAN'S FREQUENT READING DURING PREGNANCY WILL
WEAKEN HER BABY'S EYESIGHT.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; EYESIGHT ; PREGNANCY ; READING

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

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COLOR OF EYES TELL CHARACTER.
GREEN EYES---UNTRUSTWORTHY AND JEALOUS
GREY EYES---GREEDY
BLUE EYES---BEAUTY
BLACK EYES---SURE TO TELL LIES

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CHARACTER ; COLOR ; Eyes

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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HIGH HEELS WORN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN WILL BRING A
CROSS-EYED CHILD.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cross-eyes ; High Heels ; PREGNANCY ; SHOES

James Callow Keyword(s): SHOES

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

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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PIERCING THE EARS OF THE NEWBORN WITH NEEDLES INSURES
GOOD EYESIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EARS ; EYESIGHT ; Newborn ; Piercing

James Callow Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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