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WHEN A SLIP IS SHOWING, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE GIRL IS LOOKING FOR
A HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Marriage Signs of availability

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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COURTSHIP BELIEF

IF YOUR SLIP IS HANGING, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BOY FRIEND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DIDN'T REMEMBER SOURCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: Custom
BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship

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COLLEGE JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

PANTY RAIDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT
CAMPUS, BECAUSE THE CO-EDS DO NOT WEAR UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IMMODESTY ; SEXUAL SLUR ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GOOD LUCK CHARM

MY GRANDFATHER HAD A LITTLE HEART
MADE OUT OF CLOTH. IT WAS FILLED WITH A
WHOLE BUNCH OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF HERBS.
HE USED TO PIN THIS CLOTH HEART TO HIS UNDER-SHIRT
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): SCAPULAR ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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WHEN A GIRL'S SLIP IS SHOWING THERE IS THE SAYING THAT THE GIRL IS
ADVERTISING FOR A MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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COLLEGE JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

PANTY RAIDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT
CAMPUS BECAUSE THE CO-EDS DON'T WEAR ANY UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IMMODESTY ; SEXUAL SLUR ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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