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SALT

NEVER WIPE SALT OFF THE TABLE, BLOWIT OFF,
OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILLED SALT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: CA1963-1975

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IF I SPILT SALT, I SHOULD TOSS A PINCH OVER MY LEFT
SHOULDER TO WARD OFF MISFORTUNE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILLED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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Proverb

Don't cry over spilt milk.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V.C.800.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACCIDENT ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cry ; Maxim ; Milk ; PROVERB ; Regret ; SPILL ; SPILLED ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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