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MOON BELIEF

WHEN THE FULL MOON APPEARS, PEOPLE GET LOONEY.

Where learned: HIGH SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): LOONEY COMES FROM WORD FOR MOON IN LATIN= LUNA ; MADNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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IF YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD TO THE SOUTH, YOU WILL SOME
DAY BECOME INSANE.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

James Callow Keyword(s): MADNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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Retort

There's a method in my madness.

There's a madness in my method.

Submitter comment:

Heard this in high school.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; MADNESS ; Method ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RETORT ; Sanity ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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MEDICAL BELIEF

SLEEPING IN THE MOONLIGHT WILL MAKE YOU GO CRAZY.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER LEARNED THIS FROM SOME IRISH FRIENDS WHEN SHE WAS A
CHILD IN DETROIT HER FRIENDS BELIEVED THIS SO STRONGLY THAT
BEFORE GOING TO BED, THEY WOULD ALWAYS CHECK TO MAKE SURE NO
MOONLIGHT WAS COMING IN AROUND THE SHADES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; MADNESS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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MEDICAL BELIEF

SLEEPING IN THE MOONLIGHT WILL MAKE YOU GO CRAZY.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER LEARNED THIS FROM SOME IRISH FRIENDS WHEN SHE WAS A
CHILD IN DETROIT. HER FRIENDS BELIEVED THIS SO STRONGLY THAT THEY
ALWAYS CHECKED THAT NO LIGHT COULD COME IN AROUND THE SHADES BEFORE
GOING TO BED.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant is collector's mother.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; 17965 Kirkshire

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; MADNESS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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