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BELIEF

ONE GIRL ASKED A BOY TO MAKE HER A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH.
HE MADE IT, BUT SHE SAID NOT TO CUT IT, LEST THE FLAVOR GO OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD ; KNIFE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 09-26-1965

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ONE GIRL ASKS A BOY, 'MAKE ME A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH.'
SO HE MADE IT. HE WAS ABOUT TO CUT IT WHEN THE GIRL SAID, ' DO
NOT CUT IT BECAUSE THAT WAY ALL THE FLAVOR GOES OUT.'

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): KNIFE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 09-26-1965

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WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, MR. HOOKRADLE OWNED THE CORNER HOUSE,
MUCH LIKE OUR LOT TODAY. (WE LIVE ON A CORNER PARCEL.)
HE (MR. HOOKRADLE) SAID, "IF YOU CUT MY CORNER I'LL
CUT YOUR EARS OFF." ALL THE LITTLE KIDS WERE AFRAID OF
HIM. HE WOULD SAY, "WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME DOWN TO MY
BASEMENT AND SEE MY EAR COLLECTION?" HE SAID HE HAD AN
EAR-ROOM FULL TO HIS CEILING. NO ONE EVER CUT ACROSS HIS
LAWN AGAIN.

Where learned: MOM

Keyword(s): KNIFE

James Callow Keyword(s): OTOMANIAC

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
BELIEF -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 00001940S

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Old English Saying

Mirror, mirror tell me
Am I pretty or plain?
Or am I downright ugly, and ugly to remain?
Shall I marry a gentleman?
Shall I marry a clown?
Or shall I marry old knives and scissors
Shouting through this town?

Submitter comment: A saying of women in fear of becoming an "old maid."

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

Keyword(s): Knife Grinder

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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A SHARP INSTRUMENT SHOULD NEVER BE PASSED BETWEEN TWO
PEOPLE OR THEY WILL FIGHT.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): KNIFE SCISSORS

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

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

If you love me

Like I love you

No knife could cut

Our love in two.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Cut ; Devotion ; KNIFE ; LOVE ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Roses are Red

Violets are Black

You'd look better

With a knife in your back

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Back ; Black ; COLOR ; ENEMY ; FLOWERS ; KNIFE ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; VERSE ; VERSE ; Violets

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

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IF YOU DROP A KNIFE A MAN WIL COME TO VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A SPOON, A WOMAN WILL COME TO VISIT.
IF YOU DROP A FORK, A CHILD WILL COME TO VISIT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHILD ; Company ; Fork ; KNIFE ; Man ; Signs ; Silverware ; Spoon ; SUPERSTITION ; Visit ; Woman

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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ONE GIRL ASKS A BOY,"MAKE ME A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH."
SO HE MADE IT. HE WAS ABOUT TO CUT IT WHEN THE GIRL SAID," DO
NOT CUT IT BECAUSE THAT WAY ALL THE FLAVOR GOES OUT."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Some BN crossed out [ P400; P500]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Flavor ; FOOD ; Peanut Butter ; Sandwich

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD ; KNIFE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 09-26-1965

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BELIEF

THE RECIPIENT OF A KNIFE AS A GIFT MUST PAY SOME
TOKEN AMOUNT FOR IT, OR IT WILL CUT THE FRIENDSHIP.

Submitter comment:

SYLVIA COLLECTED THIS FROM HER SISTER WHO IN TURN
LEARNED IT AT THE NURSES LOUNGE AT BEAUMONT HOSPITAL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Beaumont Hospital is located in Royal Oak, MI

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cut ; FRIENDSHIP ; KNIFE ; Payment ; Relationship ; Sever ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; Token

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

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

Date learned: 09-23-1967

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GIFT BELIEF

IF SOMEONE GIVES YOU A KNIFE FOR A GIFT, YOU MUST PAY SOMETHING
FOR IT, OTHERWISE THE KNIFE CUTS YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cut ; FRIENDSHIP ; GIFT ; KNIFE ; MONEY ; Sever ; Sharp ; SYMBOL ; SYMBOLISM

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

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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