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SHROVE TUESDAY CUSTOM

ON SHROVE TUESDAY (THE DAY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY) IN OUR FAMILY
IT IS PANCAKE TUESDAY. MY MOTHER PUTS MONEY OR BUTTONS IN OUR
PANCAKES. BUTTONS SIGNIFY BAD BEHAVIOR, WHILE MONEY SIGNIFIES
GOOD BEHAVIOR.

Where learned: RECEIVED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRE

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Mardi Gras
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST THAT YOU CAN,
AND THE BEST WILL COME BACK TO YOU.

Where learned: QUESTIONNAIRE PASSED OUT TO INFORMANT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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TOM SWIFTIE

"WHAT IS THE RED LIGHT FOR?" SHE ASKED HORRORIFYINGLY.

Where learned: QUESTIONNAIRE

Keyword(s): {THIS APPEARS TO ME NOT TO MAKE SENSE. }

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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EASTER CUSTOM

EVERY EASTER, MY MOTHER MAKES ABOUT 20 LAMB CAKES AND BUNNY CAKES,
AND GIVES THEM TO FRIENDS, THE PRIESTS, THE NUNS, AND RELATIVES.

Submitter comment:

FAMILY CUSTOM.

Where learned: TOLD BY ; QUESTIONNAIRE

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Bunny
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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BLASON POPALAIRE

THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD: THOSE WHO ARE
IRISH AND THOSE THAT WISH THEY WERE IRISH.

Submitter comment: THERE IS AN OLD IRISH SAYING WHICH GOES AS FOLLOWS:

Where learned: TOLD BY ; QUESTIONNAIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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TOM SWIFTIE

"THIS IS THE CURRENT REPORT OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN,"
TOM SAID SWIFTLY.

Where learned: TOLD BY ; QUESTIONNAIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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