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Proverb

Children should be seen not heard.

Submitter comment:

When company is over, they should not talk unless spoken to.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILDREN ; Heard ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Raising ; Rearing ; SEEN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Take a tip - dodge cupid's dart.

Don't let a soldier get your heart.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; Aphorism ; AUTOGRAPH ; Cupid ; Dart ; HEART ; LOVE ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Soldier ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Maxim

A light heart insures good digestion

Submitter comment:

Written in an old cook book

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

SO?

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BODY ; Digestion ; FOOD ; HEART ; LIGHT ; Maxim

Subject headings: SPEECH -- S5570

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Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Already Under V200, Who Said? Said to children who hear things they shouldn't.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Big ; CHILDREN ; EARS ; Eavesdrop ; EUPHEMISM ; Little ; METAPHOR ; Overhear ; Pitchers ; SIMILE ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Superstition

You should not operate on pigs (geld) if the moon sign is in the heart or head. If you do, there is more sickness and loss.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; U.H. Garrett

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; ASTROLOGY ; HEAD ; HEART ; MEDICINE ; MOON ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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SNEEZE BELIEF

IT IS KNOWN THAT WHEN ONE SNEEZES, YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SAY, "GOD BLESS YOU." BECAUSE AT THAT MOMENT THEIR HEART STOPS
AND THEY ARE CLOSEST TO DEATH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; HEART ; SNEEZE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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Belief

If cutting a loaf of bread, never leave knife in bread it is like cutting the heart of Jesus

(Romanian)

Data entry tech comment:

Input by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; HEART ; JESUS ; RELIGION ; RESPECT ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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LOSS OF A SWEETHEART

IF YOU ARE RIDING OVER TRACKS, (WHETHER THEY ARE TRAIN TRACKS
OR STREETCAR TRACKS) RAISE YOUR FEET OFF THE GROUND. IF YOU
DO NOT, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PRESENT SWEETHEART.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweetheart ; Tracks

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

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BEFORE A BASKETBALL GAME ALL THE PLAYERS ON SACRED
HEART SEMINARY'S TEAM WOULD GATHER AROUND THE COACH
AND PLACE THEIR HANDS ON TOP OF HIS AND PRAY A
HAIL MARY, AND THEN "QUEEN OF VICTORY, PRAY FOR
US." THIS WAS DONE FOR LUCK IN WINNING THE GAME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Basketball ; BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; GAME ; hail Mary ; LUCK ; Pray ; PRAYER ; Sacred Heart ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION ; Victory

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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THE PLACING OF THE HANDS OVER THE EYES, OR EARS, OR
MOUTH. USUALLY SIGNIFIES THE THREE LITTLE MONKEYS--
HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL AND SPEAK NO EVIL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; GESTURE ; Hear ; Hear No Evil ; See ; See No Evil ; Speak ; Speak No Evil ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P670 P670.88
BELIEF -- Emblem
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-26-1968

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