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Superstition

Cats:

It isn't good to keep a cat in the house while sleeping, for it would soon become fascinated in watching your Adam's Apple moving up and down, would try to catch it and eat it.

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Original BN [P750. P400] crossed out / replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Adam's Apple ; CAT ; Consumption ; Devour ; FEAR ; Feline ; SLEEP ; SUPERSTITION ; SUPERSTITION ; Throat

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Toast

Toast - Viennese:

Prost, dos die Gurgel nicht verust

"Drink so your throat doesn't rust."

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An exclamation point and a question mark are written under neath the submission.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Rust ; Social ; Throat ; TOAST ; Viennese

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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CURE FOR CHEST COLD OR SORE THROAT:
EAT MELTED LARD AND SUGAR.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Cold ; CURE ; Lard ; MEDICAL ; REMEDY ; Sore Throat ; Sugar

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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SORE THROAT CURE:
MIX LARD AND TURPENTINE AND APPLY TO NECK

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Application ; Balm ; CURE ; Lard ; NECK ; REMEDY ; Sore Throat ; Turpentine

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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