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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR: DEFENSIVENESS

YOU CAN BUILD A WALL OF DEFENSE HIGH ENOUGH THAT EVENTUALLY YOU
CAN SIT ON IT AND WATCH THE WORLD GO BY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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BELIEF

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED BY MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER:
I'M GLAD I ATE WHEN I DID, 'CAUSE I'M NOT HUNGRY
NOW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USUALLY SAID AFTER A HUGE MEAL HAS BEEN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 04-03-1969

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NAMING

GERMANS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO THE UNITED STATES
WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS." WITH THEM THEY BROUGHT
THEIR FINE PRECIOUS METAL WORK IN SILVER. THE
FIRST TWO LETTERS OF EASTERLING WERE DROPPED AND
THE SILVER WORK WAS CALLED "STERLING."
THEY WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS" BECAUSE THEY CAME
FROM THE EAST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food

Date learned: 05-13-1969

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BELIEF

TO WARD OFF RABBITS, PLANT EMPTY GINGER ALE BOTTLES
IN THE GARDEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): GINGERALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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BELIEF

TO FRIGHTEN OFF BIRDS FROM YOUR GARDEN, PLACE A
LENGTH OF GARDEN HOSE IN IT AND THEY WILL THINK
IT'S A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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IF YOU WANT TO GET DRUNK AGAIN THE MORNING AFTER YOU HAVE
BEEN DRUNK, DRINK A TLL GLASS OF WATER. YOU WON'T NEED
TO DRINK ANY MORE LIQUOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POPULAR SAYING

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

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

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FOLK SPEECH

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

TO EACH HIS OWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WEARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DEAN COOK IS A GREAT GUY. HE'D DO ANYTHING HE COULD TO HELP
OUT THE STUDENTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 02-12-1969

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THE CUSTOM HERE, WHEN A GIRL GETS "PINNED" OR ENGAGED,
IS FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND HALLMATES TO THROW HER FULLY
CLOTHED INTO THE SHOWER AND KEEPING HER THERE UNTIL SHE IS
THOROUGHLY DRENCHED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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THERE IS A BELIEF IN MISS POTT'S FAMILY THAT SAYS YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK (IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE POTTS FAMILY) WHEN YOU WEAR
GREEN. THIS RESULTED FROM SEVERAL ACCIDENTS AND A COUPLE OF
DEATHS WHEN MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WORE GREEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 05-00-1970

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IF A WOMAN COMES TO YOUR HOUSE FIRST INSTEAD OF A MAN ON NEW
YEAR'S DAY, YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 07-03-1970

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO WEAR OPALS IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS NOT IN OCTOBER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F100
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 07-01-1970

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WHEN SETTLERS WERE PUSHING INWARD, ONE FAMILY BY THE NAME OF
MOON, SETTLED IN ALBERMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, ALONG THE JAMES
RIVER. AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, THE HOUSE BECAME UNINHABITED, IN
TIME TO BECOME FAMOUS FOR THE MOON GHOST. THERE ON DARK, STORMY
NIGHTS, MANY WEIRD TALES ORIGINATED BY PASSING TRAVELERS.
ONE PERSON WHO DIDN'T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS, DECIDED TO PROVE HIS
POINT. WITH A LAMP AND BOOK, HE SETTLED DOWN FOR A BORING NIGHT.
JUST THEN, A LARGE CAT WALKED INTO THE ROOM. THE CAT ACTED REAL
SOCIABLE, AND JUMPED ON THE TABLE. HE SAID TO THE MAN, "THERE
DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANYONE BUT YOU AND ME HERE TONIGHT." THIS
WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE MAN, SO HE SAID, "IN A MINUTE, THERE WON'T BE
ANYONE HERE BUT YOU."
HE THEN RAN FOR THE DOOR. HE WAS WILLING TO ACCEPT THE MOON
GHOST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; COLLEGE ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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THIS MAN USED TO BEAT HIS HORSE AND HE WOULD MAKE IT WORK HARD
AND WOULDN'T LET IT REST. WHEN THE HORSE GOT OLD, THE MAN
SHOT IT AND JUST LET IT LAY TO DECAY. IF YOU GO BY THE MAN'S
HOUSE YOU CAN SEE THE HORSE WORKING IN THE FIELDS. THEY SAY
THAT THE HORSE CAME BACK TO LIFE AND KILLED HIS MASTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; COLLEGE ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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THIS BOY IN SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA WAS DATING A GIRL WHO LIVED NEXT
TO A GRAVEYARD. THEY USED TO WALK THROUGH IT AT NIGHT AND LOOK
AT THE TOMBSTONES.
ONE NIGHT, WHILE THEY WERE WALKING, HE SAW THAT A GRAVE HAD
BEEN DUG UP BUT SHE PAID NO ATTENTION TO IT. HE FELT SOMETHING
GRAB HIS SHOULDER AND HE STARTED RUNNING TOWARD HOME. HE
DIDN'T FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS AND HE NEVER CALLED ON THE GIRL
AGAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; COLLEGE ASSIGNMENT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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