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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SPLIT A TREE, THAT IS IF ONE PERSON
WALKS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TREE AND ANOTHER PERSON
WALKS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): WHILE WALKING TOGETHER.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants

Date learned: 01-26-1971

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PROVERB

APPLE PIE WITHOUT THE CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE!

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM AN ASHTRAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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COMPARISON

APPLE PIE WITHOUT SOME CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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POLISH PROVERB

A CROW WILL NOT PLUCK ANOTHER CROW'S EYE.
KRUK KRUKOWI OKA NIE WYKOLE. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): "BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER" ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-25-1967

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POLISH JOKE

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WHAT IS A POLISH SEVEN COURSE DINNER? A POUND OF BALONY AND A
SIX PACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): BALOGNA ; SIX PACK: SLANG FOR 6 CANS (USUALLY OF BEER) BOUND TOGETHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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Proverb

Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Alone ; Apart ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cry ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SMILE ; Together ; VERSE ; World

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

People with the same interests usually go around together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Group ; Homogeneous ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Same ; Together ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN TWO PEOPLE MEET AN OBSTACLE IF THEY GO DIFFERENT WAYS AROUND
IT THEY WILL HAVE AN ARGUMENT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ARGUMENT ; BELIEF ; FIGHT ; FRIENDSHIP ; Obstacle ; Separate ; SUPERSTITION ; Teamwork ; Together

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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PREDICTION -DIVINATION

IF TWO PEOPLE ARE WALKING AND A POLE IS IN THEIR PATH THEY MUST
WALK ON EACH SIDE AND SAY BREAD AND BUTTER WHEN THEY COME
TOGETHER. IF THEY DO NOT THEY WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): Bread and Butter ; CUSTOM ; FRIENDSHIP ; PREDICTION ; SIGN ; SYMBOL ; Together

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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