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TO TAKE OFF WARTS, CUT A POTATO IN HALF, RUB THE WART WITH
BOTH HALVES WHILE SAYING SOME MAGIC WORDS (THESE WORDS
AREN'T KNOWN). TIE THE HALVES BACK TOGETHER AND BURY
THEM UNDER THE DRAINPIPE OF THE EAVES. THE WARTS WILL DROP
OFF WHEN THE POTATO HAS ROTTED.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; LA PORTE

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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IF YOU PLANT A POTATO IN THE BACKYARD, BELIEVING THAT
YOUR WARTS WILL GO AWAY, THEY WILL.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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RUB A POTATO ON ANY WARTS AND BURY THE POTATO. WHEN THE
POTATO ROTS, THE WARTS WILL DISAPPEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A BELIEF COMMON IN THE OSWALD FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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TO CURE A WART, TOUCH A POTATO TO THE WART AND THEN BURY THE
POTATO SOMEPLACE; WHEN THE POTATO ROTS, THE WART WILL
DISAPPEAR.

Submitter comment: MISS MAYER LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-11-1964

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IN ORDER TO REMOVE A WART, THE PERSON SHOULD RUB IT WITH A
DISHCLOTH AND BURY THE DISHCLOTH IN THE CEMETERY AT
MIDNIGHT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT COULD RECALL HER MOTHER SAYING THIS, BUT
COULD NOT REMEMBER THE OCCASION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A GOOD CURE FOR WARTS IS TO STEAL YOUR MOTHER'S DISHCLOTH
AND BURY UNDER THE FRONT PORCH, AND THIS SHOULD REMOVE
YOUR WARTS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER PARENTS WHO ARE OF IRISH
DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; BERKELEY

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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TO GET RID OF A WART, TAKE A BEAN AND CUT IT IN HALF.
RUB ONE HALF ON THE WART AND BURY BOTH TOGETHER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS DURING HIS CHILDHOOD YEARS.

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

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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TAKE A POTATO AND CUT IN IN THREE SECTIONS AND BURY IT ON THE
SIDE UP AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO GET RID OF A WART.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT READ THIS IN THE "DEAR ABBEY COLUMN" SEVERAL
YEARS BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-10-1971

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IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A WART GO AWAY, GO NEXT DOOR AND STEAL
YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DISHCLOTH AND RUB IT ON THE WART. WHEN
YOU ARE FINISHED, BURY THE DISHCLOTH IN THE GROUND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT READ THIS IN THE "DEAR ABBEY COLUMN" SEVERAL
YEARS BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-10-1971

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IF YOU HAVE A WART AND YOU BURY A PIECE OF GARLIC, IT WILL
GO AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-10-1972

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TO REMOVE A WART TAKE A POTATO, CUT IN HALF, DURING THE
FULL MOON RUB IT ON THE WART, THEN BURY IT IN YOUR
BACKYARD IN A DEEP HOLE AND NEVER DIG IT UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MELVINDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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TO REMOVE A WART, RUB A RAW PEELED POTATO ON IT DURING THE
FULL MOON AND THEN BURY THE POTATO IN YOUR BACKYARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU HAVE A WART, RUB A SLICE OF RAW POTATO ON IT. BURY
THE POTATO AT MIDNIGHT. AFTER THREE DAYS, THE WART WILL
BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 01-26-1968

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TO GET RID OF A WART RUB IT WITH A POTATO AND BURY IT
WHERE IT CAN'T BE FOUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO GET RID OF WARTS THROW A POTATO OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER, AND
WHEN THAT POTATO ROTS, YOUR WARTS WILL BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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TO REMOVE WART, RUB A POTATO ON IT AND THEN THROW THE
POTATO OUTSIDE. WHEN IT ROTS THE WART WILL GO AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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TAKE ONE HALF OF A POTATO AND BURY IT IN THE YARD FOR A WEEK
AND YOUR WARTS WILL GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: DONE BY A FRIEND OF INFORMANT IN ABOUT 1959.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-07-1970 ; 00-00-1959

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TO CURE WARTS, RUB THEM WITH A CUT POTATO, BURY THE POTATO
EYES, WHEN THEY START TO GROW YOUR WARTS WILL DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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TAKE A POTATO AND RUB IT ON THE WART AND THEN GO AND BURY
THE POTATO. WHEN THE POTATO HAS ROTTED, THE WART WILL
BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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TO CURE WARTS: FOR WARTS ON THE THUMB, USE A RAW POTATO; RUB
IT ON THE WART AND THUMB AND THEN BURY THE POTATO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): PLUGGING TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-29-1971

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