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IF A HEN CROWS THERE WILL BE BAD LUCK IN A HOUSEHOLD,
AND THE MEMBERS OF THAT HOUSEHOLD MAY EXPECT EITHER
DEAD LIVESTOCK OR A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER LEARNED THIS WHEN SHE WAS A GIRL
IN WARSAW IN THE EARLY 1900S.

Data entry tech comment: I BELIEVE SHE MEANS IF A HEN CROWS BEFORE DAWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; POLAND ; WARSAW

James Callow Keyword(s): FOWL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 00001900s ; 10-05-1967

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IF CHICKENS COME OFF THE ROOST AND CACKLE BEFORE
DAWN, THERE WILL BE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOWL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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IF A ROOSTER CROWS BEFORE DAY, IT IS A SIGN SOMEONE
IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOWL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU HEAR A ROOSTER CROWING AT THE DOOR, IT BRINGS
SICKNESS TO THE FAMILY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): FOWL

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 09-28-1967

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RIDDLE

IF YOU PUT THREE DUCKS INTO A BOX, WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?
A BOX OF QUACKERS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM ; FOWL: DUCKS ; NUMBERS: THREE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON CRACKERS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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Superstition: Animals

Eating the chicken gizzard will make you beautiful.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Beautiful ; BIRD ; Chicken ; Eat ; FOOD ; FOWL ; Gizzard ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom

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WHEN YOU PULL THE WISHBONE, THE PERSON WHO GETS THE SHORT PIECE
GETS MARRIED FIRST AND THE ONE WHO GETS THE LONG PIECE GETS
THE MOST DINNER.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): CHICKEN FOWL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object Food

Date learned: 06-19-1970

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IF A GIRL WILL PUT A WISHBONE OVER THE FRONT DOOR, THE FIRST
MAN TO WALK IN WILL BE THE MAN SHE WILL MARRY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): FOWL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future spouse

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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Proverb

What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

Submitter comment:

This originated from mother of informant

The name Mrs. Lucy Perry is crossed out from the top right hand corner of the submission card

Data entry tech comment:

 

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200, C880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Equality ; Fair Play ; FOWL ; Gander ; Goose ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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