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GOOD LUCK

IN CHINA THE HUSBAND GIVES A JADE RING RATHER THAN A DIAMOND RING.
IT'S SUPPOSED TO GIVE GOOD LUCK.ANOTHER GIFT GIVEN
IS THE HAPPINESS BUDHA
(ITS HANDS ARE UP). IF THE COUPLE RUBS HIS TUMMY, THEY'RE
SUPPOSED TO HAVE A LOT OF KIDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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NO BUILDING CAN BE BUILT HIGHER THAN WILLIAM PENN'S HAT ON
TOP OF CITY HALL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PHILADELPHIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HEIGHT OF BUILDING ; STATUE OF WILLIAM PENN

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Architecture
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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BELIEF

HER GRANDMOTHER WOULD PLANT A RELIGIOUS STATUE IN THE GROUND OF (SIC)
WHICH SHE WAS PLANNING TO PURCHASE SO THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS WOULD
GO THROUGH.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): MAGICAL USE OF STATUE

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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LYRICAL VERSE

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT RAINS OR FREEZES,
LONG AS I HAVE MY PLASTIC JESUS,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
THUNDER ROAR AND LIGHTNING CRASH,
I WON'T FEAR; HE'S ON THE DASH,
TAKE HIM WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL FAR.

OH, I CAN DRIVE FROM COAST TO COAST,
LONG AS I HAVE MY HOLY GHOST,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
GOIN' NINETY I AIN'T WARY,
CAUSE I GOT MY VIRGIN MARY,
GUARANTEEIN' I WON'T GO TO HELL.

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S DARK AND SCARY,
LONG AS I HAVE MY VIRGIN MARY,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SAILING CLUB PARTY

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL ; FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME: FREEZES JESUS ; RELIGION ; RHYME: AABCCB ; SLANG FOR DASHBOARD CLIPPING ; STATUES USED AS AMULETS IN AUTOMOBILES ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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GOOD LUCK OMEN

THE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT WITH HIS TRUNK UP IN THE AIR SHOULD BE
PLACED WITH HIS BACK FACING THE ROOM FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET TALISMAN STATUE ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.31

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IN ABOUT THE 13TH CENTURY THERE WAS A DYBUUK MADE OUT OF CLAY
AND WOOD IN A JEWISH VILLAGE. THE DYBUUK WAS MADE IN THE
IMAGE OF A MAN. THERE WERE PEOPLE COMING TO HARM THE JEWS SO
A RABBI BREATHED LIFE INTO THE DUBUUK {DYBBUK?} AND PUT THE
NAME OF GOD ON HIS TONGUE AND HE SAVED THE VILLAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Gods
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 06-00-1987

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VIRGINITY TEST

IF A BUY KISSES YOU UDNER SPARTY AND IT DROPS
ITS HELMUT, THE GIRL IS A VIRGIN.

Submitter comment: MICHIGAN STATE (UNIVERSITY) TRADITION.

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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CUSTOM

WOMEN DO NOT TOUCH AN IMAGE OR LIKENESS OF BUDDHA.
WOMEN MUST NEVER BRUSH AGAINST A BUDDHIST MONK
OR OFFER TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THEM.

Where learned: THAILAND

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHY DOES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY STAND IN NEW
YORK HARBOR?
ANSWER: BECAUSE IT CAN'T SIT DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIT (A) ; STATUE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHY DOES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY STAND IN THE NEW
YORK HARBOR?
ANSWER: BECAUSE IT CAN'T SIT DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIT (A) ; STATUE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHY DOES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY STAND IN NEW
YORK HARBOR?
ANSWER: BECAUSE IT CANNOT SIT DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIT (A) ; STATUE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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