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CAUSE OF ILLNESS

IF YOU EAT TOO MANY STRWBERRIES,
YOU WILL GET A STRAWBERRY MARK ON YOUR NECK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PUNISHMENT FOR IMMODERATE EATING. ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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Superstition

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Pregnant women should not look at strawberries because then their children will develop red blotches on themselves (which look like strawberries).

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Birthmark ; CURSE ; jinx ; Mark ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Joke

WHAT DID ONE STRAWBERRY SAY TO THE OTHER?
IF YOU HADN'T BEEN SO SWEET WE WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN
IN THIS JAM.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Jam ; JOKE ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; STRAWBERRY ; Sweet ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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