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Proverb

Amish Proverb (Hex Sign):

Kissin wears out, good cookin' don't.

Submitter comment:

This proverb was learned on a recent trip through the Amish country.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Amish ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; COOKING ; ETHNIC ; Hex ; KISS ; KISSING ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOUR LUCK GOES BAD, WALK AROUND THE HOUSE AND LOOK FOR A HEX SIGN

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS OF GERMAN ORIGIN, AND THINKS THE HEX
SIGN IS A CIRCLE WITH A CROSS INSIDE OF IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ; Hex ; LUCK ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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