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GAME SUPERSTITION

IF A PERSON HITS MOST OF HIS SHOTS IN A BASKETBALL
WARM UP, HE WILL MISS THEM IN A GAME, AND VICE VERSA.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): OPPOSITES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

THERE IS A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO SWEEP YOUR FLOOR. YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SWEEP TOWARD THE BACK DOOR AND NOT THE FRONT DOOR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; OPPOSITES ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Daily Life

Date learned: 11-10-1970

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SUPERSTITION

CROSSED FINGERS ON EACH HAND RESULTS IN BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REASONS THAT SINCE CROSSING TWO FINGERS ON ONE
HAND RESULTS IN GOOD LUCK, DOING THIS WITH ANOTHER HAND MUST
RESULT IN BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CLASSROOM

James Callow Keyword(s): OPPOSITES CONTRAIETY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Bad luck
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-12-1979

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IF YOU DREAM THAT A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS DYING THEN SOMEONE IN
YOUR FAMILY IS PREGNANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPENSATION ; OPPOSITES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 00-00-1965 ; 10-20-1987

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SUPERSTITION

THERE IS A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO SWEEP YOUR FLOOR. YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SWEEP TOWARD THE BACK DOOR AND NOT THE FRONT DOOR.

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Keyword(s): ; Back ; DIRECTION ; Domesticity ; Door ; Dust ; Front ; HOUSECLEANING ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweep

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; OPPOSITES ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Daily Life

Date learned: 11-10-1970

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