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GOLD

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PHILOSOPHY

YOU SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Keyword(s): HYPOCRISY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HORSE TO WATER

YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE HIM
DRINK.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WISE MAN

A WISE MAN PROFITS BY HIS MISTAKES.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIGHT AND WRONG

TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WAGON

AN EMPTY WAGON MAKES A LOT OF NOISE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BLIND LEADING BLIND

THE BLIND CANNOT LEAD THE BLIND BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM
MAY FALL INTO THE DITCH.

Data entry tech comment: MATTHEW 15:14--IF A BLIND MAN LEADS A BLIND MAN, BOTH WILL
FALL INTO A DITCH. LUKE 6:39--CAN A BLIND MAN LEAD A BLIND
MAN? WILL THEY NOT BOTH FALL INTO A DITCH?

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN ORDER TO HAVE GOOD LUCK ALL YEAR, EAT BLACK-EYED PEAS
AND HOG HEAD ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU SWEEP TRASH OUT OF THE DOOR AT NIGHT, IT MAKES THE
GHOST ANGRY.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

IF YOUR STOMACH STICKS OUT IN FRONT, IT'S A BOY. IF IT STICKS OUT
ON THE SIDES, IT'S A GIRL.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; BIRMINGHAM ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IF YOU GET SWEPT ON THE FOOT BY A BROOM, IT IS BAD LUCK.
YOU CAN CHANGE IT BY SPITTING ON THE BROOM.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping
BELIEF -- Conversions Broom Sweeping
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOU PUT A ROPE AROUND THE CAMP WHEN YOU'RE NOT CAMPING, THE SNAKES WON'T CROSS IT.

(COURSE, IT'S NOT TRUE.)

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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BELIEF

IF YOU GET IN A NEST OF BEES, THEY WON'T STING YOU IF YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IF YOUR AZALEA BLOOMS AT CHRISTIMASTIME, THERE'LL BE A DEATH
IN YOUR FAMILY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IF A BIRD TRIES TO GET IN THE HOUSE, THERE'LL BE A DEATH
IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IN ORDER TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING IN A BOOK, SLEEP WITH IT
UNDER YOUR HEAD.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGIOUS MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WORK ON SABBATH

IT IS BAD LUCK TO DO ANY TYPE OF HOUSEWORK ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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