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VERSE

WANT A PENNY?
GO ASK AUNT GENNY.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CONNECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: PARENTS

Keyword(s): FAMILY ; FEMININE RHYME ; QUESTION AND ANSWER STRUCTURE ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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BAD LUCK!

YOU ARE NEVER TO STEP OVER A SMALL CHILD WHILE THEY ARE SITTING ON
THE FLOOR, IT WILL STUNT THEIR GROWTH.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; PARENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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MAY RAIN

IF YOU CATCH THE FIRST RAIN IN MAY IN A BUCKET AND BOIL IT AND
WASH YOUR HAIR WITH IT, YOUR HAIR WILL GROW.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; PARENTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- P 68 P 68.1
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 02-21-1984

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DRIVING--TURN SIGNAL

LEFT ARM EXTENDED OUT WINDOW WITH FOREARM AT A
90 DEGREE ANGLE WITH BICEP MEANS RIGHT TURN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; PARENTS

James Callow Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DRIVING--TURN SIGNAL

ARM STRAIGHT DOWN MEANS SLOW UP OR STOP.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; PARENTS

James Callow Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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