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REMEDY

I'VE HEARD THAT IF YOU HAVE A REAL BAD HEADACHE YOU CAN
TAKE A SHOT O' WHISKEY AN' THAT'LL CURE IT.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSE TO SPLIT POSTS.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S BAD LUCK TO HELP SOMEBODY IF THEY'VE STARTED MAKIN'
THE BED UP, TO FINISH MAKIN IT UP.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

DON'T TAKE SALT OUT OF ANOTHER PERSON'S HAND.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S BAD LUCK TO BRING AN OLD MAP OF YOURS TO A NEW HOUSE.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO LET TWO PEOPLE COMB ON YOUR HEAD AT
ONCE 'CAUSE IT'S BAD LUCK.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SWEEP THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET WITH
THE BROOM, IT'S VERY BAD LUCK.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 04-14-1972

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S BAD LUCK TO WALK OVER A GRAVE.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSE TO BRING A BLACK CAT IN YOUR HOUSE OR
SOMEBODY'LL DIE.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IF SOMEONE GIVES YOU A PLANT, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSE TO SAY
"THANK-YOU" OR TRY TO PAY 'EM FOR IT BECAUSE IT'LL DIE.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: --

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU'RE WALKIN' DOWN THE ROAD OR SOMETHIN' AND A BLACK
CAT COMES UP CLOSE, YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK
AROUND AND GO DOWN WHERE YOU WON'T HAVE BAD LUCK. GO BACK
AROUND ANOTHER WAY.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU'RE IN A CAR DRIVIN' OR YOU'RE WALKIN', IF A BLACK
CAT CROSSES IN FRONT OF YOU, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THE
LAST PLACE HE CROSSED (LIKE IF HE JUMPS), YOU'RE SUPPOSED
TO PUT AN "X" ON IT, THE LAST PLACE HE CROSSED.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

STEP ON A CRACK, YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MAMA'S BACK.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU SPILL SALT, PUT SOME IN YOUR HAND AND THROW IT OVER
YOUR BACK.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IT'S GOOD LUCK TO PUT A HORSESHOE OVER YOUR DOOR. AS YOU
COME IN, IT'S SUPPOSED TO GIVE GOOD LUCK TO YA'.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

DON'T WALK ON THE SAME SIDE OF A TREE AS ANOTHER PERSON
UNLESS YOU SAY, "BREAD AND BUTTER."

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU'RE IN A CAR AND GO OVER A RAILROAD TRACK, HOLD YOUR
FEET UP OR YOU'LL LOSE YOUR BOYFRIEND.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU GO OVER A BRIDGE, YOU HAVE TO HOLD YOUR HAND UP TO
THE ROOF OF THE CAR AND HOLD YOUR NOSE, SO THE ROOF WON'T
CAVE IN ON YOU.

Where learned: WHARTON SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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