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BAD LUCK BY POINTING TO THE SKY (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION: BITING (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE) ; GESTURE OR SIGN LANGUE BY USE OF HANDS (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

THEY SAY THAT IT IS BAD LUCK TO POINT TO THE SKY, IF YOU DO,
YOU SHOULD BITE YOUR FINGER UNTIL IT HURTS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT HER MOTHER ALWAYS DID THIS, AND SAID THAT HER
MOTHER ALWAYS SAID THAT GOD DOES NOT LIKE TO BE POINTED AT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-02-1972

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