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CUSTOM

IN SPAIN WHEN A MAN PASSES OR SEES A YOUNG, PRETTY WOMAN, HE KISSES
AT HER TO SHOW HIS DELIGHT AND PAY A COMPLIMENT TO HER.

Where learned: SPAIN

Keyword(s): SPAIN KISS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-07-1970

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MOTHER AND CHILD

THE CHURCH OF ST. LUKE IN BOLOGNA, ITALY HOUSES THE FAMOUS
JEWEL STUDDED PICTURE OF THE MADONNA AND CHILD WHICH IS
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED BY ST. LUKE. A GREAT MANY MIRACLES
ARE ATTRIBUTED TO IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BALOGNA ; Jewel ; Madonna ; PAINTING ; Patron ; Picture ; Saint ; Saint Luke

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00001968 (FALL)

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A LOCAL LEGEND ABOUT DEVIL WORSHIP IN VERACRUZ

A COMMON STORY IN VERACRUZ IS ABOUT A PRISON FOR WOMEN WHERE THE
DEVIL IS WORSHIPPED. IN THIS PRISON IS A LARGE MURAL OF THE DEVIL
AND HIS EYES GLOW; AND IF YOU PUT A CIGARETTE IN
HIS MOUTH HE'LL SMOKE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PAINTING

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 04-00-1980

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SIGNATURES

YOURS TILL WINDOWS HAVE PANES

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PROMISE ; PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): PAIN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

WHY DID THE LITTLE RED HOUSE CALL FOR A DOCTOR?
BECAUSE IT HAD A WINDOW PANE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON PAIN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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IT IS NOT THE FALL THAT HURTS;
IT IS THE SUDDEN STOP.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER
FATHER. NOT SURE OF THE DATE.

Keyword(s): PAIN

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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IT'S BETTER THAN A POKE IN THE EYE WITH A SHARP STICK.

Submitter comment: FROM - UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): PAIN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001964(SUMMER)

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Frogs and Pain

Years ago, people had rainbarrels. They would use the water for many purposes. With this old aunt of mine, she kept frogs in this rainbarrel. (If anyone asks, there were floats of cork in the rainbarrel that the frogs could hop on; they can't stay in the water all the time of they'd drown.) She had a good reason for it, too!

Because she was tiny and worked very hard, she had a weak back. When she would get a severe backache, she would send her son out to the rainbarrel to get a frog. Then her son would put the frog in her girdle. Now, she was tiny and wore a girdle for back support. Wherever the pain was, the frog would go and it would sit right where the pain was. When the frog died, the pain was gone. (It took about 15 minutes for the frog to die.) The frog would take the pain away!

Submitter comment:

[Question by Collector:] How did the frog know where the pain was?

[Answer by Informant:] The frog always goes to where the pain is localized. This never failed to work with her and all her children do the same. Men do the same with a tightly wrapped sheet around their backs in stead of a girdle.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE ; BACKACHE ; CURE ; FROG ; Girdle ; MEDICAL ; Medicinal ; PAIN ; Pain Remedy

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Hurt ; IGNORANCE ; IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Knowledge ; PAIN ; Protection

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Play on Words

Masochist:

There once was a masochist who was starved for affliction.

Submitter comment:

Heard it from a friend.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Masochist ; PAIN ; PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Custom: Holiday

IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN, THE UNATTACHED MEN WALKED
AROUND THE PLAZA COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, WHILE THE UNMARRIED
GIRLS WALKED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. OCCASIONALLY,
THE GIRLS WILL REST ON OVERLOOKING BALCONIES, FROM
WHICH THEY WILL THROW SMALL DARTS TRAILING COLORED
STREAMERS. AFTER THE PARADE, THE MAN IS ENTITLED
TO VISIT ONLY BALCONIES DECORATED IN THE COLORS MATCHING
THE STREAMERS HE HOLDS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: Magazine

Keyword(s): Balcony ; COURTSHIP ; Dart ; ETHNIC ; Female ; Flirtation ; Male ; Parade ; Ribbon ; Spain ; Spanish ; Streamer ; Streamers

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till the windows have pains.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Pains ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE ; Windows ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Expression

Paint the town red, or, go out on the town.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ;

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Entertainment ; Expression ; Language ; Out ; Paint ; Red ; Saying ; Term ; Town

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN STEPS OVER HER HUSBAND DURING THE
FIRST MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, HE WILL BEAR THE LABOR PAINS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; HUSBAND ; Labor ; PAIN ; PREGNANCY ; Step ; TRANSFERENCE ; Wife

James Callow Keyword(s): COUVADE ; TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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EXPECTANT MOTHERS SHOULD SLEEP WITH A PAIR OF OPEN
SCISSORS UNDER THEIR MATTRESS TO HAVE AN EASY
BIRTH AND A HEALTHY CHILD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; PREGNANCY ; SCISSORS

James Callow Keyword(s): CUTTING THE PAIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young P864.3

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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PAINS IN THE SIDE ARE MOST PROMPTLY RELIEVED BY THE
APPLICATION OF MUSTARD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; HEALTH ; Mustard ; PAIN ; REMEDY ; Side

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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WHEN YOUR CORNS HURT, BAD WEATHER IS COMING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CORNS ; Hurt ; PAIN ; PREDICTION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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Riddle

Flour of England, Fruit of Spain-
Met together in a shower of rain.
Put in a bag and tied round with a string-
If you'll tell me this riddle
I'll give you a ring.

Answer: Plum Pudding

Data entry tech comment:

Entry by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Normandy

Keyword(s): England ; Language ; Plum Pudding ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Spain

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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HOME CURES

THE FOLLOWING CURE IS GOOD FOR BODILY ACHES AND PAINS.
SOAK BREAD IN MILK AND PLACE IT ON THE AFFLICTED AREA.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): Affliction ; AILMENT ; BREAD ; CURE ; Curing ; Homeopathy ; Milk ; PAIN ; Relief ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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