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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

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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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Belief: Weather

Weather:

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring.

Submitter comment:

Snoring is Thunder.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHIC ; God ; NATURE ; Sky ; Thunder ; WEATHER

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

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

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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 IT THUNDERS BEFORE SEVEN, IT'LL RAIN BEFORE ELEVEN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Eleven ; OMEN ; Rain ; Seven ; SIGN ; Thunder ; Time of day ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT THUNDERS, THE DWARFS ARE BOWLING.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; Bowling ; Dwarfs ; EUPHEMISM ; Language ; PROVERB ; SPEECH ; Thunder ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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I HAVE WORKED WITH THEM IN THE KITCHEN AND KNOWN THEM TO STOP
EVERYTHING WHEN A THUNDERSTORM CAME UP AND GO TO A CORNER AND
NOT BUDGE UNTIL IT WAS OVER. (SPEAKING OF NEGROES FEAR OF
STORMS)

Submitter comment:

SISTER HAD CHARGE OF THE KITCHEN IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; FEAR ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; SUPERSTITION ; Thunderstorm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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