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THERE IS A BELIEF THAT IF A MAN BITES HIS TONGUE, A
BOYFRIEND OF HIS IS THINKING ABOUT HIM. IF HE
BITES HIS LIPS, A GIRLFRIEND OF HIS IS REMEMBERING
HIM.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Biting lip, tongue, accidentally

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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IF A MAN DROPS A FORK, IT MEANS THAT A GIRLFRIEND
REMEMBERS HIM.
IF A GIRL DROPS A SPOON IT MEANS THAT A BOY IS
REMEMBERING HER AND MAY COME OVER. IT IS GOOD
LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: Observation
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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WHEN A PERSON IS GOING TO A PARTY, WEDDING, PICNIC,
OR TRAVELLING, IF HE FORGETS SOMETHING AT HOME
IT IS A BAD SIGN. IF HE PROCEEDS, HE MAY HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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