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WHEN A FRIEND COMES TO VISIT THERE IS A SAYING SIMILAR
TO "WHAT IS MINE IS YOURS."

Data entry tech comment: JAPANESE CHARACTERS FOR THIS SAYING ON 5 X 8 CARD.
CN[ DRESBACH, J. B.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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IF YOU GO INTO A CLOSET AND SHUT THE DOOR AND SAY
"MARY WORTH" THIRTY-ONE TIMES WHILE CONCENTRATING
VERY HARD ON HER, YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR ARM
OR YOUR LEG IS COMING OFF.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PASTIME TRIED BY MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND ONE WHICH MORE CHILDREN TRY).

Where learned: ZX

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER=MARY WORTH

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

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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IF THERE IS A THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHES, YOU WILL RECEIVE
A LETTER.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 05-00-1967

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A THREAD ON YOUR CLOTHES MEANS THAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
A LETTER. THE LONGER THE THREAD, THE LONGER THE
LETTER.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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PUTTING NEW SHOES ON A TABLE MEANS THAT DEATH IS
IMMINENT FOR SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Manufactured objects, homemade, machined

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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IF YOU WALK AROUND WITH ONE SHOE ON AND ONE SHOE OFF,
YOUR FATHER WILL DIE SOON.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU WEAR YOUR SHOE OUT BETWEEN THE HEEL AND THE TOE,
YOU WILL BE RICH. PERSON SAID THERE WAS NEVER ANY
SUBSTANTIATION FOR THIS BELIEF, BUT NO ONE IN HER
ACQUAINTANCE EVER BECAME RICH EITHER.

Where learned: ZX

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-14-1968

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