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I SINK LIKE A STONE WHEN I SWIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METAPHOR, ALLITERATION, SWIMMING, OBSERVATION, CONTRADICTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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WAIT ONE HOUR AFTER EATING BEFORE GOING SWIMMING.
OR YOU WILL SINK.

Submitter comment: WE HAD A POOL INSTALLED IN OUR BACKYARD IN THE EARLY 1970'S
MY MOTHER WOULD TELL US THAT, WHEN WE WOULD WANT TO GO
SWIMMING AFTER LUNCH OR DINNER. I LATER FOUND OUT THAT SHE
TOLD US THAT, BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO RELAX AND NOT HAVE TO
WATCH US SWIM IN THE POOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIVONIA

Keyword(s): SWIMMING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001970S

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TABU

ONE MUST NOT GO INTO THE WATER DURING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): SWIMMING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Water

Date learned: 04-00-1969

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

IT IS BAD LUCK TO GO SWIMMING BEFORE THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN
THE BAPTIST (JUNE 24).

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Legend ; LUCK ; Saint ; Saint John the Baptist ; SWIMMING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 24 St. John's Day / Midsummer Day
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 10-00-1972

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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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