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A TIME TO AVOID BAKING CAKES AND BREAD

IF YOU WANTED TO BAKE EITHER A BREAD OR A CAKE THAT NEEDED TO RAISE
BEFORE BAKING, YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT DURING YOUR MENSTRUAL PERIOD
BECAUSE THE BREAD OR CAKE WOULD NOT RAISE.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO INFORMANT BY HER MAID, MRS. BERTHA REID, NEGRO, WHO WAS 48
AT THE TIME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BODILY FUNCTIONS

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 07241968 REID, BERTHA, MRS.

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When you fart if you don't call "Safeties," Everyone calls "Sluggers" and everyone gets to slug you.

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Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F530] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BODILY FUNCTIONS ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Fart ; GAME ; Gas ; Play ; SAFETY ; Slugger ; tradition

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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BELIEF

THERE ARE CUFFS ON PANTS BECAUSE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN FARMERS USED
TO ROLL UP THEIR TROUSERS WHEN THEY WENT TO WORK IN THE FIELDS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cuffed ; English ; Farmers ; Fashion ; Functions ; Menswear ; Origin ; Pants

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-05-1968

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