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ARE YOUR EYES BIGGER THAN YOUR BELLY ?

Submitter comment: A SAYING OF MY MOTHER'S

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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GOOD LUCK CHARM

MY GRANDFATHER HAD A LITTLE HEART
MADE OUT OF CLOTH. IT WAS FILLED WITH A
WHOLE BUNCH OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF HERBS.
HE USED TO PIN THIS CLOTH HEART TO HIS UNDER-SHIRT
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): SCAPULAR ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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WHAT'D YA DO DISCOVER AMERICA?

Submitter comment: USED TO GET BACK AT A PERSON WHEN THE PERSON ACTS AS THOUGH HE
IS THE GREATEST PERSON ALIVE.

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

Keyword(s): COMEBACK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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GOOD LUCK CHARM

BEFORE SURGERY, A PATIENT, (AN OLD LADY),
PINNED A ONE DOLLAR BILL TO HER UNDERWEAR FOR GOOD
LUCK AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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MOVE IT OR LOSE IT.

Submitter comment: THIS STATEMENT IS MADE WHEN SOMEONE IS IN YOUR WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD 109

Keyword(s): COMEBACK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-04-1971

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IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, DEPENDING UPON HOW A GIRL WEARS HER FLOWER,
SIGNALS THE DEGREE OF HER AVAILABILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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FOOD CUSTOM

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS AWAY, IF YOU SET A PLATE OF FOOD
FOR THEM THEY WILL RETURN DURING THE MEAL.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 409 SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): Absence ; FAMILY ; FOOD ; Meal

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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VOCABULARY OF A SPECIAL GROUP

THERE IS A HILLBILLY IN FLINT WHO ALWAYS SAYS,
"SANG NABIT," INSTEAD OF CUSSING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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IT WAS HOTTER THAN DUTCH LOVE

Submitter comment: (LOVE IS REALLY GOING STRONG) (FROM GRANDMOTHER)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-01-1971

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

AT CHRISTMAS TIME, MY GRANDFATHER WOULD
PUT STRING THROUGH-OUT THE HOUSE. I WOULD
FOLLOW THE STRING UNTIL I FOUND THE GIFT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SOUTH QUAD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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THREE'S (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

WHEN MY GRANDFATHER WANTED THE HIGHEST CARD IN A CUT,
HE WOULD KNOCK ON THE DECK OF CARDS THREE TIMES.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SOUTH QUAD

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I USED TO LEAVE FOOD FOR SNATA
CLAUS AND HAY FOR HIS REINDEER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Santa Claus

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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HUMAN BEING

THERE IS A CAMP IN FLINT CALLED MOTT CAMP. THERE IS AN OLD
LEGEND THAT A HERMIT LIVES NEAR THE CAMP. EVERYTHING THAT WENT
WRONG IN THE CAMP WOULD BE BLAMED ON THE HERMIT. THE HERMIT
WOULD KIDNAP SMALL CAMPERS.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; SOUTH QUAD

James Callow Keyword(s): FLINT, MICHIGAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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Vocabulary of Prejudiced Group:

During the first moon walk, prejudiced people in Flint would chant "Coon to the Moon."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Were they black or white or both?
All were white

sense of "coon to the moon?"

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

Keyword(s): CHANT ; Coon ; FLINT ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; MOON ; Moonwalk ; PREJUDICE ; RACISM ; SLANG ; Space

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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OBSERVATION

THERE IS A STAR IN THE SKY FOR EVERY PERSON ON EARTH, AND IF
YOU SEE A SHOOTING STAR IT MEANS (SOMEONE) HAS DIED, AND THEIR STAR I
FALLING OUT OF THE SKY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD HALL

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-02-1972

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