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A MEAN DOG

BRUSHING A DOG'S HAIR IN THE DIRECTION OF THE HEAD FROM THE TAIL
WILL MAKE IT A VERY MEAN DOG.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT CLAIMS THAT THIS IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE IN IRELAND, AND
SAY THAT IS WHERE SHE HEARD IT.

Data entry tech comment: APOSTROPHE ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

James Callow Keyword(s): GROOMING OF DOG ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Creation and Order of Animal Life

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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SUPERSTITION

NEVER GIVE YOURSELF A MANICURE ON SUNDAY. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL
HAVE A WEEK OF BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: SOME OLD LADY TOLD THIS SUPERSTITION TO MY MOTHER YEARS AGO.
MY MOTHER RELAYED THIS SUPERSTITION TO MY SISTER AND ME. MY
SISTER BELIEVES THE SUPERSTITION. I ONLY BELIEVE IT IF I DO
MY NAILS ON SUNDAY AND HAVE A WEEK OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GROOMING ; SABBATARIANISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: CA00001930 ; 01-13-1980

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Superstition: Academics

Belief:

Don't shave from the time of studying for an exam until the student takes the exam.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out and F537 is written next to it.

Where learned: SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Myself

Keyword(s): Academics ; BELIEF ; Books ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; GROOMING ; jinx ; Shaving ; Studying ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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Ethnic: Scottish

Never cut your fingernails on Sunday.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Legend has been crossed out from the top of the card.

Original BN [P400, P644, P43, P880] have been crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DAYS OF THE WEEK ; ETHNIC ; GROOMING ; Scotland ; SCOTTISH ; Superstition, Belief

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.5 (SUNDAY)
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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