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REGIONAL FOOD NAME

IN THE DETROIT, MICHIGAN AREA, A SODA-LIKE MIXTURE OF VANILLA ICE
CREAM AND VERNOR'S GINGERALE IS CALLED A BOSTON COOLER.

Submitter comment: AS FAR AS I KNOW, VERNOR'S IS NOT AVAILABLE IN BOSTON. THUS IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A BOSTON COOLER IN BOSTON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MASSACHUSETTS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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PROVERB

AS OLD AS MATHUSILAH.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A FAVORITE EXPRESSION OF MY MOTHER'S. I FIRST
HEARD IT AS A SMALL GIRL IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

Data entry tech comment: GENESIS 5:25-27. METHUSELAH IS REPORTED TO HAVE LIVED
969 YEARS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): METHUSELAH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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BELIEF

IF A PERSON ENTERS ONE DOOR, HE SHOULD LEAVE BY THE SAME TO
AVOID BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment:

THIS INFORMANTS GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS MADE SURE THIS WAS DONE IN
HER HOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Door ; Entrance ; Exit ; Huse ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 09-22-1970

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