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CHILDREN'S RHYME

I HAD AN AUNT NELLIE / WHO HAD A WOODEN BELLIE / AND WHEN SHE
TOUCHED IT, / OUT POPPED JELLY.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): BELLY ; FEMININE RHYME ; ORTHOGRAPHY PROMPTED BY RHYME ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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HOG MINNIE NIGHT

HOG MINNIE NIGHT WAS A TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR'S EVE
CELEBRATION INCLUDING SONGS, DANCING, FEASTING, AND
GAMES.

Submitter comment: HOG MINNIE NIGHT WAS PRACTICED IN SCOTLAND AND DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOGMANAY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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IN THE INCREASE OF THE MOON, CRACKLING(S) WILL NOT COOK OUT
GOOD, BUT IN THE DECREASE THEY WILL COOK OUT GOOD. IF YOU
DON'T KILL HOGS AT THE RIGHT TIME, THE CRACKLING(S) WILL BE
PUFFY AND YOU CAN'T COOK THE GREASE OUT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Keyword(s): HOG FAT PIG FAT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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Superstition

Bad Luck:

If you see a black cat on ground hog's day, destruction is at hand.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD.

Collector's last name may be: Supenski, Suprinski, Serpenski, Surpinski...

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; CAT ; Destruction ; Groundhog ; OMEN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Custom: Holiday

On February 2nd, the groundhog is said to come out of his place of hibernation to see if winter is over. If it is over, he will see his shadow, and if he does not see it, the groundhog returns for another six full weeks of winter.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

original BN [B462.642] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CUSTOM ; Groundhog ; holiday ; SEASONS ; Shadow ; Spring ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Retort

When someone burps, reply to him:

"Excuse the hog, the pig just left."

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Burp ; COMEBACK ; Hog ; INSULT ; MANNERS ; Pig ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Food: Recipe

Cracklin-Bread:

Take hog skins and render in a hot oven. Pour off the grease. Put through a grinder and season cornbread with it. Bake in hot oven.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bake ; BREAD ; COOK ; Cornbread ; Cracklin ; Fat ; FOOD ; Grease ; Hog ; Pig ; RECIPE ; SKIN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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PEOPLE USED TO CLIP THEIR HOGS' EARS TO IDENTIFY THEM.
THE RESPONDENT'S MOTHER WATCHED SOME HOGS BEING SO
MARKED WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT, AND THE RESPONDENT WAS
BORN WITH ONE CLIPPED EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Born ; Clip ; EARS ; Hog ; Pig ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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