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IF YOU DROP A KNIFE A MAN WIL COME TO VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A SPOON, A WOMAN WILL COME TO VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A FORK, A CHILD WILL COME TO VISIT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHILD ; Company ; Fork ; KNIFE ; Man ; Signs ; Silverware ; Spoon ; SUPERSTITION ; Visit ; Woman

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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BELIEF

YOU SHOULD NOT SPREAD BUTTER WITH A FORK, IT WILL MAKE THE COW
KICK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK ; DETROIT ZOO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Butter ; Cow ; FOOD ; Fork ; SUPERSTITION ; Utensil

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product Egg
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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IF A SPOON AND A FORK ARE CROSSED, IT MEANS BAD LUCK.

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MR. MARCHETT WAS TOLD THIS BY HIS RELATIVES WHILE
HE VISITED IN LATIN AMERICA.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bad ; Fork ; LUCK ; OMEN ; SIGN ; Spoon ; UTENSILS

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION ; Silverware

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Eating utensils

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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