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FRIDAY THE 13TH--IF YOU FEAR THIS DAY YOU SUFFER FROM A
CASE OF TRISCADECLOPHOBIA. AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE
13TH SUPERSTITION, RELIGIOUS CIRCLES ASCRIBE IT TO THE
LAST SUPPER, AT WHICH WERE CHRIST AND THE TWELVE
DESCIPLES, THIRTEEN IN ALL.

Submitter comment: MRS. PATTERSON TOOK THIS EXCERPT FROM THE "ASHEVILLE

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described

Date learned: 05-09-1969

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TOLD AS A TRUE STORY TO MY INFORMANT:
A YOUNG FELLOW WAS IN A DRIVE-IN IN THAT NEIGHBOR-
HOOD AND WAS TRYING TO SHOW HIS BRAVERY TO HIS GIRL
AND ANOTHER COUPLE IN HIS CAR. HE TOOK A REVOLVER
WITH ONE BULLET IN IT AND HELD IT TO HIS HEAD.
UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS THE CHAMBER WITH THE LIVE
CARTRIDGE AND HE KILLED HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; COLORADO ; DETROIT ; CORTEZ

James Callow Keyword(s): RISK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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TOLD AS A TRUE STORY TO MY INFORMANT:
A YOUNG FELLOW WAS IN A DRIVE-IN IN THAT NEIGHBOR-
HOOD AND WAS TRYING TO SHOW HIS BRAVERY TO HIS GIRL
AND ANOTHER COUPLE IN HIS CAR. HE TOOK A REVOLVER
WITH ONE BULLET IN IT AND HELD IT TO HIS HEAD.
UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS THE CHAMBER WITH THE LIVE
CARTRIDGE AND HE KILLED HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; COLORADO ; DETROIT ; CORTEZ

James Callow Keyword(s): RISK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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Superstition

Superstition:

Anything tried on Friday the 13th will fail.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880.6] crossed out and replaced with P574.5

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURSE ; DATE ; Day ; Friday ; jinx ; SUPERSTITION ; TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA ; Weekday

James Callow Keyword(s): TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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Proverb

It is wise to risk no more than one can afford to lose.

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Where learned: MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Lose ; Loss ; RISK ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Gain ; Loss ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RISK ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Attempt ; Gain ; Gamble ; Loss ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RISK ; Try ; Venture ; VERSE ; Win

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If the goat did not jump she would not break her leg.

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Where learned: HOME ; Sulinski

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Break ; Goat ; Jump ; leg ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; RISK ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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