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IT IS A UKRAINIAN CUSTOM TO MIX POPPIES AND WHEAT TOGETHER AT
CHRISTMAS TIME. THEN TAKE THE MIXTURE IN A SPOON AND THROW IT IN THE
AIR AND TRY TO CATCH IT. IF YOU CATCH IT, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD ; DORMS ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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BAD LUCK BELIEF

WHEN YOU STUMBLE, IT IS A WARNING OF MISFORTUNE TO COME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-29-1971

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NOT ENTERED

ON MOTHER,S SIDE, ALL VIRGINS WHOSE NAME BEGAN WITH A "C" MARRIED
A MAN WHOSE NAME ALSO BEGAN WITH A "C".

Submitter comment: FOR FIVE GENERATIONS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 11-03-1971

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BIRTH CUSTOM

IN SOME UKRANIAN VILLAGES, WHEN A BABY GIRL IS BORN, HER FATHER
TAKES A BOTTLE OF PLUM WHISKEY AND BURIES IT IN THEIR BACKYARD.
ON THE GIRL'S WEDDING DAY, HE DIGS IT UP AND THEY TOAST THE YOUNG
COUPLE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): UKRAINIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Distilled
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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BELIEF CONCERNING DEVIL

IN THE UKRAINE, TO SEE IF HER
BABY IS BEWITCHED, THE MOTHER LICKS
IT'S FOREHEAD AND IF SHE DETECTS
A SALTY TASTE, THE BABY IS UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-08-1971

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PROVERB

LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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JOKE

Q. WHY WAS CHRIST CRUCIFIED RATHER THAN HUNG?
A. SO THE CHRISTIANS COULD MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
RATHER THAN TWIRL THEIR FINGERS.

Submitter comment: (PROF'S) SEE INFORMANT CARD FOR MANNER IN WHICH THIS WAS TOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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I LIKE IT ALOT; IT'S THE BEST OR I HATE IT; IT'S THE WORST.

Submitter comment: THE SECOND CLAUSE REINFORCES THE FIRST JUST AS THE 4TH
REINFORCES THE 3RD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 105

Keyword(s): GRAMMAR

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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FAR OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 105

Keyword(s): SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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THE SLOWER YOU GO, THE FARTHER YOU WILL GET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING AN IMPORTANT PHONE CALL,
BE SURE TO GO INTO THE BATHTUB OR THE SHOWER-
IT WILL COME AS SOON AS YOU DO EITHER

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 02-21-1971

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I SCREAM
YOU SCREAM
WE ALL SCREAM
FOR ICE CREAM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 105

Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; FOOD ; RHYME: AAAA

James Callow Keyword(s): AMPHIBRACH (LINES 3 AND 4) ; TROCHAIC MONOMETER (LINES 1 AND 2)

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

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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SNIENEE

SNIENEE IS THE LEBANESE NAME FOR THE FIRST TOOTH THAT THE BABY GETS.
IT MEANS SWEET ONE WHICH REFERS TO THE FIRST TASTE OF ANYTHING
IS ALWAYS THE BEST.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Maturity
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-24-1970

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IN A PROVINCIAL HOUSE FOR AN ORDER OF NUNS I KNOW, IT IS A CUSTOM
THAT ALL THE NUNS AND THEIR FRIENDS GATHER IN THE CHAPEL FOR MIDNIGHT
MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. AT COMMUNION TIME, THE ELDEST NUN IN THE
COMMUNITY HAS THE HONOR OF CARRYING UP THE CHALICE FOR THE MASS. THE
SECOND ELDEST NUN THEN CARRIES UP THE HOSTS, THE NEXT THE CRUCIFIX, THE
NEXT THE CRUETTS AND SO FORTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; told in informant's room

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Church

Date learned: 03-27-1971

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CUSTOM

MEN ALWAYS WALK TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BECAUSE IN THE OLD DAYS
IF A CHARIOT WENT BY, IT WOULD SPLASH THE MAN INSTEAD OF THE WOMAN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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

Keyword(s): CHIVALRY ; DIRECTION ; POSITION

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

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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CUSTOM

IT IS A UKRAINIAN CUSTOM TO PUT HAY UNDER THE TABLE CLOTH AT
CHRISTMAS TIME. THIS REPRESENTS THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; holiday ; Table Setting ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Table setting and clearing
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Straw

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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SICK JOKE

WHAT IS RED THAT SITS IN A CORNER?
A BABY WITH A RAZOR BLADE

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-04-1971

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RETORT

MAY YOU TURN SOUR.

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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RETORT

IT'S AS FUNNY AS A SCREEN DOOR IN A SUBWAY.

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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RETORT

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH. UKRANIANS SAY THIS AS A RETORT;
THEY DO NOT MEAN DON'T BE INDIRECT, BUT IT IS USED TO SHOW
THE OTHER PERSON THAT HE MIGHT AS WELL GIVE UP.

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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