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BELIEF

MAKE A WISH AND THROW A PENNY IN A WELL. IF YOU DON'T TELL
ANYONE, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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SAYING

TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

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

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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PROVERB

NO USE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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IF YOU ARE THE THIRD ONE TO LIGHT A CIGARETTE OFF A
MATCH, YOU WILL DIE IN A WHORE HOUSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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MAKE A WISH AND THROW A PENNY IN A WELL. IF YOU
DON'T TELL YOUR WISH TO ANYONE, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

James Callow Keyword(s): SILENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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NOT GIVEN

IF YOU ARE WALKING SOMEWHERE HOLDING HANDS AND YOU HAVE TO DROP
HANDS TO GET BY SOMETHING AND CONTINUE ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE
OBJECT, YOU SHOULD SAY "BREAD AND BUTTER" FOR GOOD LUCK TO BRING
YOUR HANDS BACK TOGETHER. IF YOU DON'T, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER
WILL BREAK UP.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

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

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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SAYING: TROUBLE

WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS.

Submitter comment: MEANS--WHEN ONE THING GOES WRONG, SO DOES EVERYTHING ELSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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Ethnic Joke: The Italian Who Came to Detroit

Ima don lak Detroit worth a sheet. I check inna hotel and go down for breakfast an I tella da girl I wanna ham and eggs and two piece a toast. I tella her I wanna two peese. She say if you wanna to peese go to da toilet. I say you no unnerstand, I wanna two peese on my plate. She say you don peese on your plate, you sonna ma beech. I no eat, I go to my room.

At lunch time I go donna da street for my lunch inna Drake Hotel. The waitress brings me a knife an a napkin but no foke. I tella her I wanna foke. She say whatta you talk, everybody wanna foke. I say you no unnerstand, I wanna foke on the table. She say you don care where you foke, you sonna ma bech. So when she call me sonna ma beech, I go back to hotel.

When I get inna da room I got no sheet on my bed, so I calla da manager and tell him I wanna sheet on my bed. He says don sheet on your bed, go to the bathroom. You no unnerstand, I say, I wanna sheet on the bed. He say you better not sheet on your bed, you sonna ma beech. So when he call me a sonna ma beech, I go check out. I go to da desk to check out to New York, and when I leave the manacer say Peace on You. I say peese on you too, you sonna ma beech cause I go back to Italy.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Italian is written in the upper left hand corner of the submission.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; Cultural Divide ; EUPHEMISM ; HUMOR ; Italian ; Language ; Language Barrier ; NEW YORK ; OBSCENE IMPLICATION ; SPEECH ; Stereotype

James Callow Keyword(s): Italian

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ITAL

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