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Custom

Cheer:

In the United States, it is customary to clap and whistle to show approval and to "boo" to show disapproval. But watching the Olympics, I noticed that some countries whistle to express disfavor.

Submitter comment:

I saw this in the hockey games.

Data entry tech comment:

motifs added by TRD

Where learned: SUMMER OLYMPICS

Keyword(s): Audience ; Boo ; CHEER ; Clap ; CUSTOM ; Olympics ; SPORTS ; Whistle

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

The Whistling Girl:

A whistling girl and / A cackling hen / Always come to some bad end.

Submitter comment:

From her mother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cackle ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Whistle

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A whistling wife and a crowing hen never come to a good end.

Submitter comment:

Learned from youth.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crowing ; FATE ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Whistle ; Wife

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Proverb

Whistling women and crowing hens are bound to come to some bad end.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; FATE ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle ; WOMEN

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

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Proverb

A whistling girl and a crowing hen, both come to a bad end.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300, C880.300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and cackling hens always come to a bad end.

Submitter comment:

I heard this as a child in Ferndale, MI

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [C880.400] crossed out. Replacedw tih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cackle ; Crow ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and crowing hens are sure to come to some bad end.

Submitter comment:

She heard this from her mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

A whistling girl and a crowing hen, will always come to some bad end.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [C760, C700] crossed out. Repalced with current classification.

In autograph book?

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and clucking hens always come to no good ends.

Submitter comment:

Told to her by her grandmother in Tennessee.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cluck ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

A whistling woman a cackling hen / will always come to a no good end.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cackle ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle ; Woman

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and cackling hens / Always come to some bad ends.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C800, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cackle ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and cackling hens always come to no good ends.

Submitter comment:

Informant was always reminded of this by ehr grandmother when she whisteld as a child in Detroit in the 1930's.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cackle ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

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

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Proverb

Whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad end.

Submitter comment:

Told to me when I was a small child.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Whistling girl and a crowing hen are sure to come to some bad end.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] has been crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; FATE ; Girl ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Whistle

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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MAGIC OF SPEECH

TO KEEP SPOOKS AWAY WHEN WALKING PAST A CEMETERY, YOU MUST
WHISTLE.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LIVES NEXT TO A CEMETERY, AND DID THIS WHEN I WAS WITH
HER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

WHISTLING WILL SUMMON A GHOST--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLIN

Keyword(s): CEMETERY ; GHOST ; GRAVEYARD ; Haunt ; Haunt ; Spook ; SUPERSTITION ; Whistle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 07-00-1967

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A GIRL WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE BECUASE IT MAKES THE BLESSED
VIRGIN CRY WHENEVER THEY DO IT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT IS MY MOTHER, AND SHE REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER
CHILDHOOD BECAUSE MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO TELL THIS TO HER DAUGHTERS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): BLESSED VIRGIN ; Female ; Feminine ; Girl ; Ladylike ; Whistle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: EARLY CHILDHOOD

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WHISTLING

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WHISTLE BECAUSE THE BLESSED MOTHER
WOULD TURN HER HEAD AND CRY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT TOLD BY HER MOTHER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG (1920'S).
SHE PRACTICED THIS
WHEN YOUNG, BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH OF IT NOW.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Blessed Mother ; BLESSED VIRGIN ; Cry ; Female ; Feminine ; Girls ; Holy Mother ; Ladylike ; Whistle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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GIRL WHISTLING

IN GRANDMOTHER'S TIME THE GIRLS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WHISTLE. SHE
SAID IT MADE THE BLESSED VIRGIN CRY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BLESSED VIRGIN ; Cry ; Female ; Feminine ; Girls ; Ladylike ; Whistle ; Whistling

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BLESSED MOTHER BELIEF

A WHISTLING WOMAN YOUNG OR OLD IS INSULTING THE BLESSED
MOTHER OF GOD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): Feminine ; INSULT ; Ladylike ; Whistle ; Whistling

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.432
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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BELIEF

THE BLESSED MOTHER TURNS HER BACK ON GIRLS WHO WHISTLE.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY FR. CAHILL WHO HEARD IT FROM HIS IRISH MOTHER.
SHE TOLD IT TO HER DAUGHTER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Blessed Mother ; Girls ; Holy Mother ; Indecent ; Mary ; MOTHER ; RELIGION ; Whistle

James Callow Keyword(s): FRIVOLITY

Subject headings: Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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