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SUPERSTITION CONCERNING BAD LUCK

IF SOMEONE GIVES YOU SOMETHING SHARP, LIKE A PIN OR KNIFE, YOU
MUST GIVE THEM A PENNY OR YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER COLLECTED THIS SUPERSTITION FROM A WOMAN WITH WHOM SHE WORKED. MRS. HAIRSTON LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER
AND GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; MONEY ; SOCIAL RELATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFTGIVING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.18

Date learned: 02-00-1967

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RIDDLE

Q. WHAT,S BLACK AND LOOKS OUT OF A WINDOW?
A. A BABY IN A MICROWAVE.

Submitter comment: TROY STRIKES AGAIN. HOW GROSS.

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

I,M TOO OLD OF A CAT TO BE SCRATCHED IN THE ASS BY A KITTEN

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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PREDICTION

DOWN SOUTH, OLD FOLKS FEEL A BABY,S HEAD TO SEE HOW SMART HE,S
GONNA BE. IF HE,S GOT A ROUND HEAD HE,LL BE REAL SMART.

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

THROW IT TO THE DIRT AND LET THE RAIN SETTLE IT.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS TO PUT PROBLEMS ASIDE AND LET THEM WORK THEMSELVES OUT.

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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GAME

CONCENTRATION: EACH PLAYER IS ASSIGNED A NUMBER,1,2,3,4,ETC
ON YOUR TURN YOU MUST RECITE YOUR NUMBER FIRST,IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWED BY THE NUMBER OF ANOTHER PLAYER. THAT PLAYER MUST
IMMEDIATELY RECITE HIS/HER NUMBER FOLLOWED BY THE NUMBER OF
ANOTHER PLAYER AND SO ON SO THAT THE DIALOGUE IS RAPIDLY RECITED
"CON -CEN-TRA-TION KEEP IN RHYTHMN,1:2 2:1,1:4 4:1,ETC. UNTIL
SOMEONE MISSES THE CALLING OF HIS/HER NUMBER,SAYS HIS/HER
NUMBER TWICE, OR HESITATES TO SAY A NUMBER QUICKLY ENOUGH
THE WINNERS ARE THE TWO REMAINING PARTICIPANTS.

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

GET ALONG GO ALONG

Submitter comment: SHORT,SWEET. IT MEANS "I DON,T WANT TO BE BOTHERED"

Where learned: NATIONAL BANK OF DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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