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CURSE: NOSE

IT IS BELIEVED BY SOME PEOPLE THAT IF YOU TELL A
LIE, YOUR NOSE WILL FALL OFF.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS HAVING HIS PARENTS TELL HIM THIS
WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG BOY. THIS WAS TO PREVENT HIM
FROM TELLING LIES. HIS PARENTS AND HIMSELF NOW
CLAIM THAT THEY KNOW OF NO ONE WHO HAS LOST A
NOSE BECAUSE OF TELLING LIES, BUT IT IS STILL
BELIEVED BY SOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.8

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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