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If your left hand itch, you are going to lose the money you
have.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): RIGHT LEFT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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If your right hand itch, look for money to come your way.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

James Callow Keyword(s): RIGHT LEFT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

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Never sweep the feet of a person with a broom. It's bad
luck.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-10-1992

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keep a horseshoe with a palm leaf made in the shape of a
cross over the bedroom door; this will assure a happy, positive,
loving marriage.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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PROVERB

FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME.

Submitter comment: AFTER SOMEONE MAKES A FOOL OF YOU ONCE, IF THAT PERSON
DOES IT TO YOU AGAIN, IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT, BECAUSE YOU
SHOULD NOT HAVE TRUSTED THAT PERSON.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

AN EMPTY WAGON MAKES A LOT OF NOISE.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE
IN THEIR HEADS TALK A LOT OF NONSENSE.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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IF THREE PEOPLE LIGHT CIGARETTES FROM THE SAME MATCH, IT'S
BAD LUCK FOR THE THIRD.

Where learned: ATLANTA ; GEORGIA, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU'LL HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: ATLANTA ; GEORGIA, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU KISS THE TURNED UP HEM OF YOUR DRESS, YOU'LL GET A
NEW DRESS.

Where learned: ATLANTA ; GEORGIA, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB: NO BEAUTY FROM UGLINESS

YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE FROM A SOW'S EAR.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; ATLANTA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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