The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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At lunch time in school, Toto had to go to the bathroom but was
afraid to leave his lunch unattended so on a piece of paper he wrote:
"I SPIT ON." He placed this paper on his lunch and left for the
bathroom. Upon returning he looked on the note and under his writing
he read: "I SPIT ON TOO."
Where learned: GREECE
Keyword(s): jokes, saliva
|Subject headings:||PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote|
Date learned: 00001946CA
To Spit on a New-Born Baby:
Whenever a woman looks at another's new-born baby, they must have a little saliva fall on the child. If not, the evil-eye is cast upon the baby.
Data entry tech comment:
Motifs added by TRD
James Callow comment:
Written in the bottom left hand corner of the card: [IA25 Mark again for S600 + S644]
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness|
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Shame