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IF YOU STUMP YOUR LEFT TOE; ITS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION POSITION LEFT ; STUB YOUR TOE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.2

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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INDEX OF TAPE 750002 SIDE B

BROOM
LUCK
THE NUMBER 9 AND 3
OMEN
DREAMS
THROWING TEETH AND BURYING TEETH TO MAKE THEM GROW
LEFT AND RIGHT
LENGTH OF TOES AS OMENS OF PARENTS' DEATH
FINGERS THAT RINGS ARE WORN ON
WIZARDS
BLACK CAT
ONOMATOPOETIC
FLOATING THE WATER LILY FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 22 OF EVERY YEAR

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC FOR TEETH AND TOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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CHILDREN'S RIME

EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE, ME, CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TEE.
IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO.
EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE, ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORD ; TOE

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

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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Superstition: Animals

Turtle:

If a turtle clamp your toe or your finger, it won't let it go until it thunder.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned from childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P752] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Bite ; BODY PART ; Finger ; SUPERSTITION ; Thunder ; TOE ; Turtle ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Custom; Agriculture

Plant potatoes in February in the dark of the moon.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; Dark ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; MOON ; PLANT ; Potatoes

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.82.640

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STUMPING YOUR TOE MEANS BAD LUCK, BUT IF YOU TWIRL
AROUND ONCE YOUR LUCK WILL CHANGE FROM BAD TO GOOD.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GALLATIN

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; GOOD LUCK ; LUCK ; STUB ; Stump ; TOE ; Twirl

James Callow Keyword(s): REVERSAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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EATING ROOTED VEGETABLES--POTATOES, CARROTS--WILL KILL A
NEW MOTHER.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Carrots ; Consume ; DEATH ; Eat ; FOOD ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; New ; Potatoes ; PREGNANCY ; Root ; VEGETABLES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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IF A SNAPPING TURTLE BITES YOUR TOE, HE WON'T LET GO
UNTIL IT THUNDERS.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Turtle, Snapping, Bite, Thunder, Toe

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF ONE DOES NOT WASH HIS EARS, POTATOES WILL GROW OUT OF
THEM.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Dirt ; EARS ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHEN ONE STUBS THEIR BIG TOE, THEY WILL NOT BE MARRIED
WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; MARRIAGE ; SUPERSTITION ; TOE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IF ONE'S SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN THE "BIG" TOE, YOU
WILL BE THE DOMINANT PARTNER OF THE MARRIAGE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Dominance ; Length ; MARRIAGE ; SUPERSTITION ; TOE

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Superstition

Potatoes should be planted by the dark of the moon. Otherwise there will be mostly vines and no potatoes.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; MOON ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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