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FISH (REPTILE)

IF YOU PICK UP A TOAD, AND IN DOING SO, TOUCHED ITS BACK, SAID
PERSON WOULD RECEIVE WARTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL AMPHIBIAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.35

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

ALL MEN ARE TOADS.

Submitter comment: MANY OF THE GIRLS IN THE DORMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HAVE
CAUGHT ON TO THIS SAYING AND BUY FROG REPLICAS, FROG CANDLES, ETC.
FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment: TOADS OF A FEATHER....

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REPTILES

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL METAPHOR ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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POLISH PROVERB

CROCODILE'S TEARS.
LZY KROKODYLA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THIS EXPRESSION IS USED IN REFERENCE TO INSINCERITY. MY FATHER
KNOWS THIS FROM POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REPTILES? AMPHIBIAN?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

BE THERE ONLY A SWAMP AND SOON MANY FROGS WILL APPEAR.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): REPTILE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL: AMPHIBIAN ; OBSERVATION ; OPPORTUNITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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PROVERB

EMULATE THE TURTLE. TO GO PLACES YOU MUST STICK YOUR NECK OUT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT HER FATHER USED TO CONTINUALLY SAY THIS TO HER
AND HER SISTERS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO TRY NEW THINGS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; AMPHIBIAN ; DARING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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LIKE A TURTLE

EVEN A TURTLE GETS NOWHERE UNTIL IT STICKS OUT ITS NECK.

Submitter comment: SEMINARY PROVERB

Where learned: SAINT JOSAPHAT SEMINARY ; WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; DARING ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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FROGS

THE FIRST TIME YOU HEAR A FROG AT THE END OF WINTER, IT WILL GET
COLD AGAIN. THIS HAPPENS THREE TIMES BEFORE SPRING COMES.

Submitter comment: THIS BELIEF IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT A GROUNDHOG MUST SEE HIS
SHADOW BEFORE SPRING COMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL AMPHIBIAN

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- P663

Date learned: 02-00-1974

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Superstition

Superstition:

That warts come from handling frogs

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880.440] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURE ; Fallacy ; FROG ; HEALTH ; ILLNESS ; MEDICINE ; SUPERSTITION ; Touching tabu ; Warts

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

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Belief: Animal

Warts/Toads:

This is the belief that a person gets warts on his hands from handling toads.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Toads ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Cause for Warts:

If you touch a frog or a toad, you will get warts.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out. Replaced with P440

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; FROG ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Warts

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Toads give warts.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): Amphibians ; ANIMALS ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toads ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Agricultural Belief:

A Bull Frog croaks and freezes 3 times before winter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Fall ; Freeze ; FROG ; Frozen ; Rebirth ; SEASONS ; SUPERSTITION ; WINTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Some people believe that handling toads will give a person warts.

Submitter comment:

I do not believe this statement

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740] is crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

If you touch a frog, it will cause warts.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Disfigure ; FROG ; SUPERSTITION ; Wart ; Warts

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Proverb

Fine as frogs hairs.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; FROG ; HAIR ; SIMILE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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