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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO TICKEE, NO WASHEE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHINESE LAUNDRY ; NO CLAIM CHECK, NO MERCHANDISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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IF YOU PUT SALT IN RINSING WATER, CLOTHES WON'T FREEZE WHEN
YOU HANG THEM OUT.

Where learned: HANDWRITTEN NOTES

Keyword(s): LAUNDRY WASHING

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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I'S BAD LUCK TO WASH ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Submitter comment: BOTH HER MOTHER AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW BELIEVED IN THIS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ATHENS

Keyword(s): LAUNDRY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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Custom

Common Law Custom:

Informant never does family laundry on Sunday, because it is a day of rest and is frowned upon byu herself and other members of the family. Laundry hanging outside on a line is considered disgraceful.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F539] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; NEW YORK ; LeRoy

Keyword(s): Chores ; CUSTOM ; Domestic ; LAUNDRY ; Sunday

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

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