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RUB A RAW POTATO ON A WART AND THEN PLACE POTATO
UNDER A ROCK TO GET RID OF WARTS.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001900s

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TO GET RID OF A WART, BURY A POTATO. AS IT DECOMPOSES, THE
WART WILL DISAPPEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER TRIED THIS ON HIM WHEN HE HAD A WART
AND IT WORKED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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TO GET RID OF A WART, RUB A POTATO ON THE WART AND THEN BURY
THE POTATO. WHEN THE POTATO ROTS, THE WART WILL BE GONE.

Submitter comment: FROM MRS. LAWRENCE, OF POLISH DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001964 SUMMER

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TO REMOVE WARTS, CUT A POTATO IN HALF, RUB IT ON THE WARTS,
AND THEN BURY IT. IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS THE WART WILL GO
AWAY. EVERY DAY USE HALF A POTATO AND EACH TIME YOU USE
A POTATO BURY IT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER, JENNY TORRANCE,
IN DETROIT (MICHIGAN) IN THE 1890S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 05-12-1965 ; 00001890S

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THE MOST POPULAR CURE FOR WARTS THAT HE COULD REMEMBER WAS
TO RUB THE WART WITH AN OLD DISHRAG AND THEN BURY THE
DISHRAG. WHEN THE RAG ROTTED AWAY, THE WART WOULD DISAPPEAR.
HE CLAIMS THAT IT ACTUALLY WORKED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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RUB A RAW POTATO ON THE WART AND THEN BURY IT.

Submitter comment: SHE DOES NOT REMEMBER WHO TOLD HER THIS. SINCE SHE HAS
TROUBLE WITH WARTS, IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY NUMBER OF
ASSOCIATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing P760.754

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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REMEDY FOR A WART: WASH WARTS WITH A DIRTY DISHCLOTH AND THEN
BURY IT IN THE BACKYARD.

Submitter comment: HER MOTHER TAUGHT HER THE REMEDY.

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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RUB A POTATO ON A WART THEN BURY IT AND IT WILL CURE IT.

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-29-1970

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IF YOU WILL STEAL A DISHCLOTH AND BURY IT UNDER A STEP, WHEN
THE STEP ROTS THE WART WILL DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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IF YOU HAVE A WART, STEAL A NEIGHBOR'S WASHCLOTH RUB THE
WART WITH THE CLOTH AND BURY IT UNDER YOUR PORCH AND NEVER
TELL THE NEIGHBOR WHERE IT IS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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TO REMOVE A WART, TAKE A NEW WASHCLOTH CUT OFF THE CORNER AND
BURY THE REST IN THE GROUND.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM GERMAN TALES

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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IF YOU HAVE A WART, RUB IT WITH A POTATO. THEN BURY THE POTATO
AND THE WART WILL SLOWLY GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD ME TO DO THIS TO A WART THAT I HAD, AND I DID,
AND THE WART WENT AWAY IN TWELVE DAYS. THE FAMILY DOCTOR
COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT EITHER.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

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

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TO CURE WARTS: QUARTER A CARROT LONGWAYS, RUB IT ON THE WART
AND BURY EACH QUARTER CARROT AT EACH CORNER OF THE HOUSE AND
WHEN THE CARROT ROTS FROM THE WATER FROM THE EAVES, THE
WARTS WILL GO.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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CURE FOR WARTS: GO TO AN ORCHARD AND FIND A PLACE WHERE FRUIT
HAS FALLEN ON THE GROUND. TAKE THIS FRUIT (THREE FOR EACH
WART) AND RUB IT ON THE WART. THEN FIND A RAINSPOUT WHERE
WATER ALWAYS DRAINS AND BURY THE FRUIT UNDER THIS SPOT.
WHEN THE FRUIT ROTS AWAY COMPLETELY THE WART(S) WILL BE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-22-1972

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MITCH RELATES THAT HIS MOTHER FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT WARTS CAN
BE CURED OR REMOVED BY RUBBING A RAW POTATO AGAINST THEM UNTIL
THEY ARE GONE. THEN THE CURED PERSON IS SUPPOSED TO THROW
THE PIECE OF POTATO OVER HIS SHOULDER AND NOT LOOK TO SEE
WHERE IT HAS FALLEN. THIS IS TO INSURE THE CURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-15-1967

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FOR WARTS, RUB A POTATO ON THE WART, THEN BURY THE POTATO IN
THE MORNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; TELEPHONE

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-09-1970

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TO CURE A WART, CUT A POTATO IN HALF AND RUB ONE HALF ON THE
WART. AT MIDNIGHT THAT NIGHT, BURY BOTH PARTS OF THE POTATO.

Submitter comment: THIS IS AN OLD FRENCH CURE WHICH HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN IN
QUEBEC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; CANADA ; QUEBEC

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-19-1970

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TO GET RID OF A WART: CUT A POTATO IN HALF, HOLD IT OVER YOUR
BACK, WALK OUT TO A RIVER BED, THEN THROW IT OVER YOUR
SHOULDER INTO THE RIVER WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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PUT A CUT UP LEMON ON YOUR WART FOR TWO DAYS AND RUB IT.
THEN TAKE THE LEMON AND BURY IT. DIG IT UP A FEW DAYS
LATER, AND IF YOUR LEMON IS ROTTEN, YOUR WART WILL
ALSO BE SHRIVELED UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING POULTICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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TO RID ONE'S SELF OF A WART, YOU TAKE A RAW POTATO, CUT INTO THREE
EQUAL PARTS, TAKE THE MIDDLE SECTION AND RUB IT ON THE WART.
AFTER THIS IS DONE, TAKE THE POTATO AND BURY IT WITH THE SIDE
USED TO RUB THE WART FACE UP, AND IN A FEW WEEKS THE WART WILL
BE GONE.

Submitter comment: DIANE TOLD ME THIS WHEN I TOLD HER I USED TO HAVE A WART WHEN
I WAS LITTLE.

Where learned: SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER PLUGGING

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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