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IF A MAN DROPS A FORK, IT MEANS THAT A GIRLFRIEND
REMEMBERS HIM.
IF A GIRL DROPS A SPOON IT MEANS THAT A BOY IS
REMEMBERING HER AND MAY COME OVER. IT IS GOOD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: Observation
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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THERE IS A BELIEF THAT IF A MAN BITES HIS TONGUE, A
BOYFRIEND OF HIS IS THINKING ABOUT HIM. IF HE
BITES HIS LIPS, A GIRLFRIEND OF HIS IS REMEMBERING
HIM.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Biting lip, tongue, accidentally

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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COLLETE CHEER

TODAY IS HOWARD'S BIRTHDAY AND A LISTENER TO WJR-RADIO CALLED
IN WHILE J. P. MCCARTHY WAS HOSTING THE SHOW. J. P. ASKED
THE CALLER WHAT WAS A CHEER HE HAD USED WHILE ATTENDING
HARVARD UNIVERSITY. THE CALLER ANSWERED: "PREVAIL,
MAGNIFICENT CRIMSON." INFORMANT ACTUALLY WENT TO HARVARD
UNIVERSITY. BUT NOW LIVES IN DETROIT ABOUT 10 YEARS AFTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PHONE CONVERSATION

Keyword(s): COLLEGE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-28-1971

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WHEN A PERSON IS GOING TO A PARTY, WEDDING, PICNIC,
OR TRAVELLING, IF HE FORGETS SOMETHING AT HOME
IT IS A BAD SIGN. IF HE PROCEEDS, HE MAY HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

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

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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NAMING; LOCAL FESTIVAL

"MARDI GRAS" MEANS "FEAST OF THE FLESH"--ITS MAIN
PURPOSE IS TO WEAR YOU OUT SO YOU WON'T BREAK THE
TWO MONTHS OF LENT; FOR YOU TO BLOW OFF STEAM.

Where learned: CONVERSATION ABOUT HIS TRIP

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 02-20-1969

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VANDERBILT "T.J.C."

TYPICAL VANDERBILT COED: WEARS FURS, WEJUNS, PEARLS.

Where learned: CONVERSATION 2 YEARS AGO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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POLISH AMERICAN JOKE

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WHAT DO THE NUMBERS 1776 AND 1492 HAVE IN COMMON?
THEY ARE THE ADJOINING ROOMS AT THE WARSAW HILTON.
BUT WHO OWNS THE HOTEL?
THE AMERICANS.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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WHY DOES A POLACK EAT BEANS FOR DINNER ON SATURDAY NIGHT?
SO HE CAN TAKE A BUBBLE BATH SUNDAY MORNING.

Submitter comment:

FLATULENCE

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLISH AIRPLANE THAT CRASHED?
IT RAN OUT OF COAL.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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TO MAKE A POLISH COCKTAIL YOU DROP A MUSHROOM INTO A GLASS OF BEER.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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WE ALL KNOW WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA, BUT WHO DISCOVERED POLAND?
THE ROTO ROOTER MAN.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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HOW DO POLISH DOGS GET SNUBBED NOSES?
FROM CHASING PARKED CARS.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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Belief:

Never borrow salt ot you will lose a friend.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this from her mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P882.14, P880] crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Conversation

Keyword(s): Salt, Mineral, Belief, Friendship, Custom, Ownership

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F553
Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST JOB IN HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN?
RIDING SHOTGUN ON THE GARBAGE TRUCKS.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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THEY PUT AN INDIAN ON A NICKEL. NOW THEY ARE GOING TO PUT A
POLACK ON A SLUG.

Submitter comment:

COIN

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 11-00-1977

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POLISH JOKE

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DID HOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLACK WHO WENT TO A CARNIVAL AND SAW A
MAN HAVING AN EPILEPTIC FIT AND JUMPED ON HIM?
HE THOUGHT IT WAS A NEW RIDE.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLISH SURGEON WHO WAS FINALLY DISCHARGED
FROM THE HOSPITAL?
IT WAS NOT SO MUCH ALL THE PATIENTS HE LOST. IT WAS THOSE DEEP
GASHES HE MADE IN THE OPERATING TABLE.

Where learned: THROUGH LETTERS ; TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 09-00-1977

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