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DRENCHED

TUYMAKTY JAK SLEDZ.
HE'S DRENCHED LIKE A HERRING.

Submitter comment: HERRING IS A POPULAR FOOD IN POLAND, SO IT'S EASILY USED AS A
COMPARISON. BEFORE IT IS PREPARED IT IS PUT IN WATER TO SOAK.
MY MOTHER REMEMBERS THIS PROVERB USED IN POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): WET FISH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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Washing your car on just about any day is a sign that it will
rain. And your effort to keep your car clean will go to
waste.

Submitter comment: You are jinxing yourself whenever you wash your car because
it will always rain.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Storm, wet

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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Expression

"Wet behind the ears" means inexperienced

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): EARS ; EUPHEMISM ; Expression ; Inexperienced ; Language ; Newcomer ; Rookie ; Saying ; Wet

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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GETTING WET IN THE RAIN BEFORE THE BABY IS TWO MONTHS OLD
WILL KILL THE NEW MOTHER.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Die ; infant ; Kill ; MOTHER ; MOTHERHOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Rain ; Wet

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-21-1973

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