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NAMING A RIVER

THE RIVRE ROUGE WHICH RUNS THROUGH DEARBORN GOT ITS NAME
FROM THE FRENCH EXPLORER LASALLE. HE NOTICED THAT THE RIVER
WAS A DEFINITE RED IN SOME PARTS, INQUIRING INTO THE MATTER,
HE FOUND OUT THAT THIS WAS BLOOD WHICH WAS COMING FROM UPSTREAM
AREAS WHERE THE INDIANS AND THE FRENCH WERE FIGHTING. THUS
HE NAMED THE DISCOVERY RIVRE ROUGE.

Submitter comment: MR. BARRYS SOURCES ARE TRADITIONAL AND OCCUR
IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS JOB AS A GUIDE THROUGH THE FORD
ROUGE PLANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Running water Small current. Brook, spring....
BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: SUMMER 1963

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SHOE BELIEF

DO NOT PUT YOUR SHOES ON THE TABLE, OR YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; CLOTHING ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- P87O

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BELIEF

IF SOMEONE LOANS YOU A NEEDLE, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
PAY THEM A PENNY OR ELSE YOU WILL BE ENEMIES.

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-17-1972

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BELIEF

DO NOT GIVE ANY SHARP OBJECTS, (SCISSORS, KNIVES, ETC.)
AS A GIFT. YOU WILL SEVER YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH THAT PERSON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANTS MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS VERY DEVOUT IN THIS BELIEF.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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SUPERSTITION ABOUT SCISSORS (POLISH)

POLISH BELIEF. YOU MUST NEVER HAND A PAIR OF SCISSORS OR A KNIFE
TO A PERSON. BECAUSE THIS WILL SEVER THE FRIENDSHIP. YOU LAY
THEM DOWN ON A TABLE AND LET THE OTHER PERSON PICK THEM UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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PREDICTION BELIEF

DO NOT GIVE A KNIFE AS A GIFT OR YOU WILL FIGHT WITH THE
PERSON TO WHOM YOU GAVE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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OLD IRISH CUSTOM

IRISH MOTHERS THROW HOLY WATER ON THEIR KIDS WHEN THEY ARE
FIGHTING IN ORDER TO DRIVE OUT THE DEVIL. THE THROWING OF HOLY WATER
WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EXORCISM TO DRIVE THE RAGE (DEVIL) OUT OF
PEOPLE WHO WERE FIGHTING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY ; SPRINKLING HOLY WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
SPEECH -- Gesture

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN TWO PEOPLE MEET AN OBSTACLE IF THEY GO DIFFERENT WAYS AROUND
IT THEY WILL HAVE AN ARGUMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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PREDICTION -DIVINATION

IF TWO PEOPLE ARE WALKING AND A POLE IS IN THEIR PATH THEY MUST
WALK ON EACH SIDE AND SAY BREAD AND BUTTER WHEN THEY COME
TOGETHER. IF THEY DO NOT THEY WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Formula

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THE POT FIGHTS WITH THE KETTLE BUT THEYRE BOTH BLACK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; COOKING UTENSIL ; HOSTILITY ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1971

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VERSE

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLACK
YOU WOULD LOOK BETTER
WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; HOSTILITY ; INDIRECTION ; INSULT ; KNIVES ; METER: ANAPESTS ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TROCHEES ; QUATRAIN ; RESENTMENT ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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TREAT YOUR FRIENDS AS POTENTIAL ENEMIES.

Keyword(s): HOSTILITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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SHOE BELIEF

DO NOT PUT YOUR SHOES ON THE TABLE, OR YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FIGHT ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION ; Table

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; CLOTHING ; HOSTILITY ; NEGATIVE

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- P87O

Date learned: 03-21-1972

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BELIEF

IF SOMEONE LOANS YOU A NEEDLE, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
PAY THEM A PENNY OR ELSE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ENEMIES.

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Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ; BELIEF ; enemies ; Lend ; MONEY ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-17-1972

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BELIEF

DO NOT GIVE ANY SHARP OBJECTS,(SCISSORS, KNIVES, ETC.)
AS A GIFT. YOU WILL SEVER YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH THAT PERSON.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANTS MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS VERY DEVOUT IN THIS BELIEF.

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Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FRIENDSHIP ; GIFT ; Relationship ; Sever ; Sharp ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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SUPERSTITION ABOUT SCISSORS (POLISH)

POLISH BELIEF. YOU MUST NEVER HAND A PAIR OF SCISSORS OR A KNIFE
TO A PERSON. BECAUSE THIS WILL SEVER THE FRIENDSHIP. YOU LAY
THEM DOWN ON A TABLE AND LET THE OTHER PERSON PICK THEM UP.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; BELIEF ; m Friendship ; Relationship ; Sever ; Sharp ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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PREDICTION BELIEF

DO NOT GIVE A KNIFE AS A GIFT OR YOU WILL FIGHT WITH THE
PERSON TO WHOM YOU GAVE IT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FRIENDSHIP ; GIFT ; Relationship ; Sharp ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; HOSTILITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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