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WISHING

TAKE THE END OF A BANANA AND CUT IT
SLIGHTLY INTO A Y SHAPE WHICH STANDS FOR YES
AND YOUR WISH WILL COME THROUGH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS SUPERSTITION IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

FISH AND VISITORS SMELL IN THREE DAYS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER FRIENDS.

Where learned: LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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VOCULARY OF SPECIAL GROUP

IN CANADA, YOU CALL A COUCH A "DAVENPORT."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER RELATIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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VOCABULARY OF SPECIAL GROUPS

IN THE SOUTH, THEY CALL HOT DOGS "TUBESTICKS."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER RELATIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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VOCABULARY OF SPECIAL GROUPS

THERE IS AN EXPRESSION USED IN GEORGIA WHICH SAYS "I'LL TAKE YOU
THERE" BUT THIS MEANS "I'LL CARRY YOU THERE."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER RELATIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 02-02-1971

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VOCABULARY OF SPECIAL GROUPS

IN ENGLAND, YOU CALL A WASHCLOTH A "FRANNEL."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; 4001 W MCNICHOLS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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