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PICKIN YOUR NOSE

PICKIN' YOUR NOSE AND CHEWIN IT, CHEWIN IT.
EVERYBODY'S DOIN' IT, DOIN' IT.
PICKIN YOUR NOSE AND CHEWIN IT, CHEWIN IT.
EVER SEE (NAME) DOIN IT, DOIN IT.
DON'T THINK ITS FUNNY CUZ ITS SNOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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NAME

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN REFERRED TO BY MANY PEO-
PLE AS THE "SUITCASE" COLLEGE. THIS IS BECAUSE EVERYONE THERE
USUALLY GOES SOMEPLACE ON WEEKENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD 201

Subject headings: SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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DESTINY BELIEF

IF A CERTAIN TYPE OF BIRD CRIES OUT IN THAILAND, HE IS GIVING
A WARNING THAT SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY IS GOING TO PASS AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; EAST QUAD HALL

Subject headings: Observation

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GOOD LUCK FOR A SAILOR

SOME BABIES ARE BORN WITH A THIN VEIL OF SKIN OVER THEIR FACES.
SAILORS WILL PAY A GREAT PRICE FOR THIS SKIN BECAUSE
IT WILL PREVENT SHIPWRECK WHILE ON A JOURNEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; DORMS

Keyword(s): CAUL

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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BELIEF

IF THE SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN THE FIRST TOE, THE FATHER WILL LIVE
LONGER THAN THE MOTHER WILL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-03-1971

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EVIL EYE DISTRACTION

TO PREVENT A CHILD FROM BEING OVERCOME BY THE
EVIL EYE THE PEOPLE FROM INDIA PUT A BLACK
SPOT ON THE FOREHEAD OF THE CHILD,
THUS DISTRACTING FROM IT'S BEAUTY AND
KEEPING THE EVIL EYE AWAY.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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MATCHMAKING

IN INDIA A COUPLE IS MATCHED FOR MARRIAGE BY MATCHING THEIR
HOROSCOPES AND MAKING SURE THAT THEIR STARS ARE AGREEABLE.

Where learned: HOME ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; EAST QUAD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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EVIL EYE IN INDIA

IF THE EYE HAS BEEN CAST UPON YOU
YOU WILL GET SICK OR SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN.
TO TAKE IT AWAY YOU MUST WAVE A MIXTURE OF RED CHILES
AND SALT OVER THE CHILD'S HEAD. AT THE SAME TIME
YOU RECITE A CRADLE AND END UP BY WAVING OVER THE
HEAD IN THE SHAPE OF A CROSS.
THEN YOU MUST THROW IT INTO THE FIRE TO BURN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME ; EAST QUAD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

THE PEOPLE IN INDIA ADVISE THE WOMAN WHO IS PREGNANT NOT TO
LOOK AT AN UGLY PICTURE FOR FEAR OF THE CHILD BEING BORN UGLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC

Subject headings: 840
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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Belief

WHEN IT IS RAINING ANGELS LEFT SHOWER ON OR
ANGELS ARE BOWLING OR ANGELS MOVING FURNITURE. (THUNDER)

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Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN A TORNADO-LIKE WIND OR WHIRLING OF WATER APPEARS IN INDIA INHABITANTS WARN ONE NOT TO JUMP IN THE MIDDLE BECAUSE THERE IS A SPIRIT IN THE MIDDLE AND WHOEVER DOES WILL BECOME POSSESSED
BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; informant's home

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

IN INDIA WHEN A WOMAN IS PREGNANT SHE CAN NOT EAT PAPAYA BECAUSE IT IS A HEATY FRUIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; INFORMANT'S HOME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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PIPAL TREE

THE PIPAL TREE IS A TREE FOUND IN INDIA WHICH THE PEOPLE BELIEVE IS A TREE INFESTED WITH GHOSTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; TOLD AT INFORMANT'S HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; GHOST ; GHOSTS ; India ; Pipal ; SUPERSTITION ; Tree

James Callow Keyword(s): PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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