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BELIEF

LIGHTNING INDICATES THAT GOD IS STRIKING BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RETRIBUTION PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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IF YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS TO YOUR PARENTS, WHEN YOU DIE YOUR
HANDS WILL COME OUT OF THE GROUND AND EVERYONE WILL STEP ON
THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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SPIT IN YOUR EYE

TO REPRIMAND A GOSSIP THERE IS AN OLD ITALIAN SAYING WHICH GOES
NEVER SPIT UP IN THE AIR BECAUSE IT MIGHT COME DOWN AND SMACK
YOU RIGHT IN THE FACE

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED THIS SAYING OFTEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER WISH ANYONE BAD LUCK OR IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

Submitter comment: ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM THE POLISH

Where learned: DEARBORN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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GOOD TURN

ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

James Callow Keyword(s): KINDNESS ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001920S

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THE PERSON WHO DIGS A HOLE FOR HIS BROTHER, FALLS IN IT.

Submitter comment: THE PROVERB MEANS THAT A PERSON WHO WISHES HARM FOR HIS BROTHER,
RECIEVES THE HARM HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1982

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BELIEF

LIGHTNING INDICATES THAT GOD IS STRIKING BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RETRIBUTION PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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IF YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS TO YOUR PARENTS, WHEN YOU DIE YOUR
HANDS WILL COME OUT OF THE GROUND AND EVERYONE WILL STEP ON
THEM.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Aggression ; ANGER ; BELIEF ; BURIAL ; DEATH ; Parent ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; THREAT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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