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Custom

You should never say "good luck" to an actor or actress on opening night - you always say "break a leg"

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Keyword(s): Actor ; ACTRESS ; Break a Leg ; CUSTOM ; GOOD LUCK ; LUCK ; OMEN ; Opening Night ; Play ; Saying ; THEATER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

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Formula

If you stay all night I'll stand ya up in the corner (?)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Corner ; Overnight ; Saying ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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WITCHES

NEVER WALK ALONE AFTER MIDNIGHT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE TIME
WITCHES AND SPIRITS COME OUT.

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Where learned: KILLARNEY ; EIRE

Keyword(s): GHOSTS ; Night ; SPIRITS ; WARNING ; WITCHES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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BELIEF

EATING A LARGE MEAL BEFORE BED CAUSES NIGHTMARES.

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THERE MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF HOW FOOD IS SUPPOSED TO AFFECT YOUR
SLEEP LIFE. THESE WOULD DWELL MORE ON SPECIFIC FOODS HOWEVER.
I SUSPECT THEY WERE PROBABLY STARTED BY SOMEBODY'S PARENTS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): BODY ; DREAMS ; FOOD ; FUNCTION ; Nightmares ; SLEEP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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