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IF A GIRL TAKES THE LAST PORTION FROM A SERVING BOWL
OR PLATTER, SHE WILL BE AN OLD MAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; SPINSTER ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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IF YOU TAKE A PIECE OF BREAD WHEN YOU ALREADY HAVE A
PIECE, THAT MEANS SOMEONE HUNGRY IS COMING TO YOUR HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

James Callow Keyword(s): TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Observation
Food Drink -- Plant food
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, MY MOTHER USED TO TELL MY SISTERS
AND ME THAT THE BLESSED MOTHER WOULD CRY IF SHE HEARD
LITTLE GIRLS SINGING AT THE DINNER TABLE OR WHISTLING
AT ANY TIME.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001950S

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If a woman or girl sings at the table, she
will marry a crazy man.

Submitter comment: Informant said this happened to a friend of hers who
used to listen to the radio and sing while she was
eating. When she grew up she married a man who was
crazy.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EATING ; FUNCTION ; Meals ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001940S

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TO TAKE THE LAST PIECE OF BREAD IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 10-08-1973

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EXPRESSION FOR GESTURE

COMMENT (USUALLY BY PARENT) WHEN SOMEONE REACHES ACROSS
THE DINNER TABLE:
"THAT'S THE BOARDING-HOUSE REACH!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): IMPOLITE

James Callow Keyword(s): TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Eating

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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Ethnic:Polish Superstition

If you sing at the table you'll marry a crazy husband.

Submitter comment:

I distinctly recall hearing this in a Polish Verse form but I can't find anyone else who recalls it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P800] crossed out and replaced with P88o. The numbers 880 are crossed out and replaced with 477.

Various grammatical correction symbols.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; HUSBAND ; MANNERS ; Omen, Singing ; POLISH ; SUPERSTITION ; TABLE MANNERS

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

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Ethnic:Polish Superstition

IF A YOUNG GIRL SINGS AT THE TABLE, SHE WILL MARRY A CRAZY HUSBAND.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE WHO REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER CHILDHOOD.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; HUSBAND ; MANNERS ; Omen, Singing ; POLISH ; SUPERSTITION ; TABLE MANNERS

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

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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Ethnic:Polish Superstition

IF YOU SING AT THE TABLE, YOU WILL MARRY A CRAZY HUSBAND.

Submitter comment:

SHE HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; HUSBAND ; MANNERS ; Omen, Singing ; POLISH ; SUPERSTITION ; TABLE MANNERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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