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IT ALL COMES CLEAN IN THE WASH.

Submitter comment: MEANING: THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO KISS A FOOL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IF YOU STEP ON A SPIDER IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IF YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IF YOUR HAND ITCHES, YOU ARE GOING TO PAY OUT MONEY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IF YOU CARRY THE BABY HIGH, IT WILL BE A GIRL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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OYSTERS MAKE YOU FERTILE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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OWL AT MIDNIGHT MEANS SOMEONE WILL DIE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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IF YOU SPILL SALT, THROW IT OVER YOUR SHOULDER TO WARD OFF BACK LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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HONEY AND LEMON WITH WHISKEY FOR COLDS.(TEA IS OPTIONAL)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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PICKLED HERRING AT MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEARS EVE AND PASS A SOLID SILVER
QUARTER TO YOUR NEIGHBOR WHILE KISSING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A POLISH CUSTOM PRACTICED BY FRIENDS OF MINE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Mineral
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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BAYBERRY CANDLES BURNED ON NEW YEAR'S EVE FOR PROSPERITY
IN THE NEW YEAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO OPEN AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Objects

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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CONFUCIOUS SAY GIRL WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSE SHOULD DRESS IN BASEMENT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO REST
I PRAY I PASS TOMORROW'S TEST
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE
THAT'S ONE LESS TEST I HAVE TO TAKE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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ONCE A KING ALWAYS A KING, BUT ONCE A NIGHT IS ENOUGH.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; INTERCOURSE ; PUN ON KNIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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WHEN YOU GET OLD AND THINK YOU'RE SWEET,
TAKE OFF YOUR SOCKS AND SMELL YOUR FEET.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
GOD BLESS THE MAN WHO MARRIES YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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