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MILITARY CUSTOM

BLANKET PARTY: } WHEN A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY DOES SOMETHING THAT
VIOLENTLY DISPLEASES A GROUP OF FELLOW SERVICE MEN STATIONED WITH
HIM, THIS FORM OF REVENGE IS CARRIED OUT. THE MALIGNED GROUP
GATHERS TOGETHER AFTER LIGHTS OUT AND THROW A BLANKET OVER THE
SLEEPING VICTIM AND BEAT ON HIM UNTIL THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR
REVENGE. IN DOING THIS, THE VIOLATOR DOES NOT KNOW WHO THE
INDIVIDUALS WERE THAT TOOK PART IN THE BEATING.

Submitter comment: I ACTUALLY SAW THIS OCCUR WHILD IN BASIC TRAINING, AND THE BEATEN
MAN WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 09-27-1972

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PROVERB

AT THE END OF A ROD GROWS A DEEP LOVE.

Submitter comment: PARENTS SPANK THEIR CHILDREN, TEACHERS WHIP THEIR PUPILS, AND
HUSBANDS SLAP THEIR WIVES IN LOVE. THE LOVED ONES KISS THE ROD AND
RETURN MORE LOVE WITH THANKS. (SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD.)

Where learned: KOREA ; SEOUL

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATION

James Callow Keyword(s): DISCIPLINE ; OBSERVATION ; PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Maxim

A lot of girls would have hourglass figures if time hadn't shifted the sands.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B660] is crossed out. Nothing replaces it.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANTIFEMINISM ; BEAUTY ; Feminism ; Jest, Anecdote, Pun, Joke, Irony ; JOKE ; Physical ; PUN ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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A LACK OF PRE-NATAL EXERCISE WILL MAKE THE BABY ONESIDED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EXERCISE ; Physical ; PREGNANCY

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

Date learned: 08-18-1973

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