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WHY DOESN'T POLAND HAVE A STATE FISH? BECAUSE IT DROWNED!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): LOSERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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WHY DOESN'T POLAND HAVE A NATIONAL BIRD? BECAUSE SOMEONE
SWATTED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): LOSERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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Superstition: Gambling

Good Luck:

Never win the first hand in a poker game. Otherwise you'll be a sure loser the rest of the night.

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Original BN [P880] crossed out and replaced with current classification

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): CHANCE ; Entertainment ; FATE ; GAMBLING ; Gaming ; jinx ; LOSERS ; LUCK ; NUMBER ; NUMBERS ; Poker ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number

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Proverb

Finders Keepers, Losers weepers.

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Heard this in grade school

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW: EZX

Keyword(s): Common Law ; Cry ; Find ; Keep ; Lose ; Loser ; Loss ; Ownership ; Weer

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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