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There is a tale of mistletoe that tells of priests
harvesting it, never letting it touch the ground.
It thereafter was hung over doors and arches as a
sign of welcome to priests, and as a protection
against witches.

Submitter comment: Some priests still practice this for sake of
tradition.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

Keyword(s): SAFETY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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BLASON POPULAIRE

ON TURNPIKES THERE ARE LONG BUMPS ACROSS THE ROAD TO SLOW
MOTORISTS DOWN. THESE ARE CALLED CHINESE STOP SIGNS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION ; PRECAUTION ; SAFETY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN
BEFORE YOU CROSS THE STREET

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): SAFETY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001940S

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Language: Rhyme

When you get married and have twins

Don't come to me for safety pins.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; BABY ; Language ; Pins ; poem ; RHYME ; SAFETY ; Signature ; TWINS ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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Verse

Nightime Safety:

Sleep tight so the bed bugs don't bite.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Bed ; bugs ; Nighttime ; SAFETY ; Saying ; SLEEP ; Tight ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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When you fart if you don't call "Safeties," Everyone calls "Sluggers" and everyone gets to slug you.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [F530] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BODILY FUNCTIONS ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Fart ; GAME ; Gas ; Play ; SAFETY ; Slugger ; tradition

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER WHEN SWIMMING, YOU SHOULD
BLESS YOURSELF WITH A SIGN OF THE CROSS WITH THE
WATER, TO ENSURE A SAFE SWIM.

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Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bless ; BLESSING ; Cross ; CUSTOM ; EXERCISE ; GAME ; LUCK ; SAFETY ; Sport ; SUPERSTITION ; Swim ; SWIMMING ; WATER

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 00001950S LATE

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