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Cemetery Practices:

When the informant was a child, he said that one made a day out of a trip to the cemetary. People carried their own sprinkling cans, their own shears for cutting the grass around the gravesite, their own garden tools to plant their own flowers. Most of the time you would take a lunch with you and eat it under the trees at the cemetery.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Ancestors ; BURIAL ; CEMETERY ; DEATH ; FOOD ; Funeral ; GARDEN ; Lunch ; Maintenance ; RESPECT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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Ethnic: Belgium

European Meals:

In Belgium, 4 meals are considered the standard number. First, there is breakfast. Around noon, the big meal of the day occurs. Everyone closes their businesses or comes home from school between 12-1. Around 3-4 there is a snack of bread and butter and jam or the like. And finally, around 7 everyone partakes of a hot meal.

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Original BN [N222, N222.4, N222.2, N222.6, N222.8] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; Consumption ; Dinner ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; Lunch ; Meals ; SNACK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

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Retort

If y ou aren't sure what is going on, or you don't know the answer to a question, a common answer is "I'm out to lunch!"

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The original title [Formula] has been crossed out. Replaced with current Title.

Keyword(s): AWAY ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Lunch ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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School Vocabulary;

"brown bagging it'

Carrying your lunch in a paper sack.

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Keyword(s): Bag ; Brown ; Colloquialism ; Language ; Lunch ; Nickname ; Paper ; Sac ; SCHOOL ; SLANG ; Vernacular ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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