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WEDDING CUSTOMS OF THE SWEDISH IMMIGRANTS

AFTER THE DECISION TO MARRY IS MADE BY A SWEDISH
COUPLE, APPROVAL MUST BE SOUGHT FROM THE PARENTS. THE
PARENTS THEN SET THE DATE FOR THE ENGAGEMENT AS WELL
AS THE WEDDING AND HOLD A PARTY ON THE DAY OF ENGAGE-
MENT.
AFTER THE WEDDING RITES THERE IS ANOTHER PARTY AT
WHICH THE NEW BRIDE IS OBLIGED TO DANCE THE FIRST DANCE
WITH HER FATHER AND THE GROOM LIKEWISE HAS THE FIRST
DANCE WITH THE BRIDE'S MOTHER. THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE,
DURING THE DANCE, LEADS THE GROOM TO THE ELDERS OF THE
SWEDISH COMMUNITY WHO TAKE HIM TO ANOTHER ROOM. THE
BRIDE'S FATHER LEAVES HER AND LEADS THE ELDERS IN
QUESTIONING OF THE GROOM. THE QUESTIONS PERTAIN TO
HOW THE GROOM WILL TREAT THE FATHER'S DAUGHTER AND
EACH QUESTION IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A SHOT OF WHISKEY.
BY THE TIME THE FATHER RUNS OUT OF QUESTIONS, THE
GROOM IS CONSIDERABLY DRUNK. HE IS THEN DRAGGED TO THE
FEET OF HIS NEW BRIDE AND THE BRIDE IS OBLIGED TO
CARRY HER HUSBAND OUT AND HOME BY HERSELF.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF MR. SANBORN WHO
MARRIED A GIRL FROM THE SWEDISH COMMUNITY OF HARRIS,
MINNESOTA.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; WISCONSIN ; WEST BEND ; HARRIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Reception

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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THE LILY IS A SIGN OF DEATH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN P680; C346 crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DEATH ; FLOWER ; Lily ; Portent ; SIGN ; Signifier

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-14-1970

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PRAYFULNESS INSURES A PLEASANT AND UP-RIGHTEOUS
CHILD.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): ; BELIEF ; CHILD ; Child Rearing ; Demeanor ; Pleasant ; PRAYER ; Prayfulness ; PREGNANCY ; RELIGION ; Righteous

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- P800 P800.542

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THE MOTHER'S TEMPERAMENT DURING PREGNANCY WILL BE
REFLECTED IN THE CHILD'S PERSONALITY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; CHILD ; Fetus ; Mom ; MOTHER ; PERSONALITY ; PREGNANCY ; Reflection ; Temperament ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-08-1973

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BLOW OUT---MEANS TO PROCESS OR GET AN AFRO HAIRSTYLE.

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SUBJECT/VERB AGREEMENT AND FORM ADDED AND CORRECTED BY
EDITOR.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Afro ; Blow Out ; EUPHEMISM ; Hairstyle ; Nickname ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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SPOOK---MEANS ANYONE WHO IS BLACKER THAN YOU.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Black ; COLOR ; Derisive ; ETHNIC ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slur

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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AARDVARK---MEANS A WHITE PERSON DEEMED ACCEPTABLE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): COLOR ; RACE ; SLANG ; Slur ; White

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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TOUGH TILLY---MEANS A COWARD OR CRYBABY (USED IN
TAUNTING MANNER).

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Cry Baby ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TAUNT ; Tease ; Tough

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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RACKED UP---MEANS ASLEEP OR BEHAVING AS SUCH (NEGATIVE
CONNOTATION).

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; Nickname ; Rack ; SLANG ; SLEEP

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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COP DODGIN'---MEANS BEING IN TROUBLE

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Cop ; Dodging ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TROUBLE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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Language: Rhyme

Little Sally Walker, sittin in a saucer,
Rise, Sally, Rise.
Now winking eyes, Now you shake it to the East,
Shake it to the West, Shake it to the very one that Sally loves the best.
Around and around and around she goes,
Where she stops, nobody knows.

Submitter comment:

Hand Clapping Game

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Clapping ; GAME ; Language ; RHYME ; Sally ; Social

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

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BELIEF: SUPERSTITION

SNEEZING TWICE IN THE NIGHT FOR THREE SUCCESSIVE NIGHTS WAS A SIGN
OF DEATH IN THE HOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; SNEEZE ; Succession ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-27-1971

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