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YOU COUNT UP TO TEN AND THEN YOU YELL, ALL AROUND
THE GOAL IS IT, AND IF YOU NOT READY HOLLER.
THEN YOU PROCEED TO LOOK FOR THEM, AND THE FIRST ONE
CAUGHT IS IT.

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: HOSPITAL

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

Date learned: 10-24-1967

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NEVER OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE, IT BRINGS BAD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: HOSPITAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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GOOD THINKER--TAPPING FINGER ON HEAD.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND.

Where learned: HOSPITAL

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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STUPID NUT--PUTTING THUMB ON NOSE AND TWITCHING FINGERS.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND.

Where learned: HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): DEROGATORY GESTURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Foolishness Stupidity Insanity

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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