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In school I would always hear the guys say that when a girl had
a wide gap in her crotch, it meant she was very sexually active.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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My mother would always tell me that when a person had a gap
between their two front teeth, it meant they were a big liar.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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In grade school while eating lunch in the cafeteria, I would
see children drop food on the floor. But to be sure the food
wouldn't harm them when they picked it up to eat it, they would say
a little prayer;
God made dirt so it won't hurt
Put it in your mouth and it won't work.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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While growing up, I would always hear the girls say that guys
with big feet and big hands had large penises.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
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Date learned: 00-00-1970

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It's been said that the vagina of an oriental is shaped
horizontally instead of vertically.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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It's been said that guys who have an extreme amount of
strength and power aren't getting laid.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P000

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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My mother always told me that when a bride's maid caught the
bouquet it meant she would be the next to be married.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Bouquet

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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While passing by a girl's locker room, I heard them say a rhyme
that said:
Give me a nickel
And I'll suck your pickle.

Submitter comment: They meant penis instead of pickle.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
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Date learned: 00-00-1980

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Guys had a saying about girls. It went like this:
If it smells like fish
Eat all you wish
If it smells like cologne
Leave it alone.

Submitter comment: They were referring to the girl's vagina.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
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Date learned: 00-00-1990

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ONE OF RESPONDENT'S NEIGHBORS YELLED AT HER LITTLE
BOY WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. THE BOY FELL AND BROKE
HIS RIGHT FOOT AND LEG. WHEN THE BABY CAME, IT HAD
A TWISTED RIGHT FOOT AND LEG.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Broken ; Fell ; Foot ; leg ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Twisted

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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WHILE PREGNANT, THE RESPONDENT ATTENDED A MAN WHO HAD
BEEN STABBED. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, THE CHILD HAD
BLOOD COLORED SPOTS ON HER CHEST.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; BLOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches ; Stabbed ; Tend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-23-1973

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN LOOKS INTO A GRAVE, HER BABY WILL
ALWAYS BE HUNGRY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; FOOD ; Grave ; HUNGER ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-23-1973

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