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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU HEAR A CAT CRYING IN THE NIGHT IT SIGNIFIES THAT A PERSON
CLOSE TO YOU IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIMILAR TO DOG HOWLING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-11-1971

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WART CURE

IF YOU COUNT YOUR WARTS,
MAKE A KNOT IN A THREAD FOR EVERY WART,
THROW THE THREAD AWAY,
AND THE WARTS WILL BE CURED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS ; SEVERAL SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Medicine
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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SPORT-BOCHE

BOCHE IS AN ITALIAN SPORT LIKE BOWLING. FIRST ONE PERSON
ROLLS A BALL DOWN A STRAIGHT LINE. OTHERS THROW
BALLS AS CLOSE TO THE FIRST BALL THROWN. THE OBJECT
OF THE GAME IS TO GET AS CLOSE OR HIT THE FIRST BALL
THROWN.

Submitter comment: THIS PASTIME SPORT WAS DONE BY THE INFORMANT'S PARENTS
AND GRANDPARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SHUFFLEBOARD ; SIMILAR TO CURLING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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PROVERB

THAT'S THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT TWO THINGS, PEOPLE, EVENTS, SITUATIONS
ARE ALIKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SIMILARITY HYPOCRISY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-22-1972

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TOMMY, FREEDOM IS IN YOUR HOME.

Submitter comment: POLISH: WOLNOSC TOMKU
W SWOJEM DOMKU.
THE NAME TOMMY IS USED IN THIS PROVERB BECAUSE IT RHYMES
WITH HOME. TOMMY REPRESENTS ANYONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POLISH EQUIVALENT OF "A MAN'S HOME IS HIS CASTLE." ; THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE PREVIOUS PROVERB, WHICH IS THE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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Proverb

That's the pot calling the kettle black.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Black ; COLOR ; HYPOCRISY ; Kettle ; Maxim ; Pot ; PROVERB ; Similarity ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

Jaki ojciec, taki syn.

Like father, like son.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ETHNIC ; FAMILY ; Father ; Maxim ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; Similar ; Son ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Like father, like son.

Submitter comment:

traditional saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FAMILY ; Father ; Inherit ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Similar ; Son ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Polish: Jak ojciec, taki syn

Translated: Like father like son.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ETHNIC ; FAMILY ; Father ; Maxim ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; Similar ; Son ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, Ohio as well as in MI.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Feather ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Relationship ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Flock ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather, flock together.

Submitter comment:

From my mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Company ; Feather ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Flock ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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