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POLISH JOKE

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THE POLISH WEDDING PROPOSAL! YOU'RE WHAT?:

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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BIRTH-- DETERMINING THE SEX OF UNBORN CHILD

IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER LOSES ALL HER BEAUTY WHILE PREGNANT SHE IS
GOING TO HAVE A GIRL BECAUSE SHE IS GIVING ALL HER BEAUTY TO HER
UNBORN DAUGHTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PREGNANCY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 00001930S

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IN THE OLDEN TIMES, IT WAS SAID IF A GIRL KISSED A BOY, SHE
WOULD HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PREGNANCY WITHOUT SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN THE OLDEN DAYS IT WAS BELIEVED BY THE YOUNG THAT THE
DOCTOR BROUGHT THE BABIES IN A LITTLE BLACK BAG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; PREGNANCY WITHOUT SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-12-1971

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SUPERSTIYIOUS BELIEF

I HAVE A BIRTHMARK ON MY CHEEK.
WHICH MY MOTHER ATTRIBUTED TO HAVING EATEN STRAWBERRIES
BEFORE SHE KNEW SHE WAS PREGNANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): BIRTHMARKS ; CONTAGIOUS MAGIC ; FOOD ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-29-1969

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BELIEF

A MOTHER LOSES A TOOTH FOR EVERY CHILD THAT SHE BEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHILDBEARING ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-04-1970

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BIRTH: TREATMENT OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS

FOR EVERY BABY YOU HAVE YOU WILL LOSE A TOOTH.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): CHILDBIRTH ; LOSS OF TEETH ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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THERE IS AN OLD WIVES' TALE THAT SAYS THAT WHEN A WOMAN IS
IN THE PROCESS OF GIVING BIRTH TO A CHILD THE ANGEL OF
DEATH CIRCLES HER BED NINE TIMES. ONCE FOR EVERY MONTH OF
HER PREGNANCY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Keyword(s): PREGNANCY SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
Favorites
BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001950CA

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"Mother, how old is our maid," asked Toto.
"Why do you want to know," his mother replied.
"I just do, that's all," he said in an anxious voice.
"Twenty-two years old," his mother answered.
"What a liar," Toto exclaimed. "Yesterday I heard her tell daddy
she was eight months."

Submitter comment: In Greece there are commonly found jokes of a boy named Toto who
is a smartmouthed wiseguy.

Where learned: GREECE

James Callow Keyword(s): PREGNANCY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00001947CA

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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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A PREGNANT WOMAN'S CLIMBING WILL CAUSE THE NAVEL STRING
TO WRAP AROUND THE BABY'S NECK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; PREGNANCY ; UMBILICAL CORD

James Callow Keyword(s): STRANGULATION ; UMBILICAL CORD

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

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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A CHILD CONCEIVED ON THE QUARTER MOON WILL BE A BOY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Boy ; Conceived ; gender ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY

James Callow Keyword(s): FRACTION ; SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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Fun

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun

Worry, Worry, Worry

(The absence of period after final "fun" is the crux of the joke.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN [S682] submitted by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200] crossed out. V300? written at bottom of card.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; JOKE ; PREGNANCY ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
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Custom/Belief

Belief - Baby/Motherhood:

After delivering a baby, a woman will eat the afterbirth of an animal, so that her afterbirth delivers well.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F542] crossed out and replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Afterbirth ; BELIEF ; BIRTH ; Child Bearing ; CHILDBIRTH ; Consumption ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; Placenta ; PREGNANCY ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

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Custom/Belief

Craving of Pregnant Woman:

If a pregnant woman has a craving for something and does not get it, the baby will have a birthmark resembling the food that was craved.

Submitter comment:

Informant is a friend's mother, and she remembers this from all her life.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Original BN [P800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): BABY ; Birthmark ; Craving ; Craving ; Disfigure ; FOOD ; Lore ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Superstition

Belief:

If a pregnant woman gets frightened and touches some part of her body, her child will be born with a birthmark on the same part of its body. The birthmark will be the same shape as the thing which frightened the mother.

Data entry tech comment:

motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Original BN [P438] crossed out and replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; CHILD ; FRIGHT ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; Scare ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Superstition

Belief:

A pregnant woman should avoid being scared or shocked because this will disfigure or mark the baby.

Examples:

1. During a fire, a terrified pregnant woman grabbed her face with her hands and the baby was born with a red streak on its face.

2. A pregnant woman was scared by a mouse, and her baby was born with a marking on its shoulder similar to a mouse.

Submitter comment:

The informant heard of these two instances while she as a young girl in Poland.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Biology ; BIRTH ; Birthmark ; CHILD ; FEAR ; FIRE ; Mouse ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; RODENT ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Superstition

Pregnancy Superstition:

If a pregnant woman is frightened her baby will be born marked in some way.

Submitter comment:

This is a superstition common in the Oswald family

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Birthmark ; CHILD ; CURSE ; FEAR ; jinx ; Mark ; Offspring ; PREGNANCY ; Scare ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Superstition

Superstition:

Pregnant women should not look at strawberries because then their children will develop red blotches on themselves (which look like strawberries).

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Original BN [P740] crossed out. replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Birthmark ; CURSE ; jinx ; Mark ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Prediction Belief:

If a pregnant woman looks at an ugly animal, her child may be ugly.

Submitter comment:

Prediction / Belief

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Original BN [P800] crossed out / replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BIRTH ; CHILD ; CURSE ; jinx ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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