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BELIEF

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED BY MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER:
I'M GLAD I ATE WHEN I DID, 'CAUSE I'M NOT HUNGRY
NOW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USUALLY SAID AFTER A HUGE MEAL HAS BEEN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 04-03-1969

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BELIEF

TO FRIGHTEN OFF BIRDS FROM YOUR GARDEN, PLACE A
LENGTH OF GARDEN HOSE IN IT AND THEY WILL THINK
IT'S A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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BELIEF

TO WARD OFF RABBITS, PLANT EMPTY GINGER ALE BOTTLES
IN THE GARDEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): GINGERALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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THE CUSTOM HERE, WHEN A GIRL GETS "PINNED" OR ENGAGED,
IS FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND HALLMATES TO THROW HER FULLY
CLOTHED INTO THE SHOWER AND KEEPING HER THERE UNTIL SHE IS
THOROUGHLY DRENCHED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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DEAN COOK IS A GREAT GUY. HE'D DO ANYTHING HE COULD TO HELP
OUT THE STUDENTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 02-12-1969

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IN CHAPEL HILL, TENNESSEE, A MAN WAS ONCE DECAPITATED
BY THE RAILROAD. SINCE THEN, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN BY
THE TRACKS AT NIGHT HAVE REPORTED SEEING A LIGHT MOVING
ALONG THE TRACKS.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Fire

Date learned: 04-29-1969

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IF YOU WANT TO GET DRUNK AGAIN THE MORNING AFTER YOU HAVE
BEEN DRUNK, DRINK A TLL GLASS OF WATER. YOU WON'T NEED
TO DRINK ANY MORE LIQUOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU SEW OR IRON ON SUNDAY, GOD WILL PUNISH YOU BY ALLOWING
SOMETHING BAD TO HAPPEN TO YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WEARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

TO EACH HIS OWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FOLK SPEECH

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POPULAR SAYING

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR: DEFENSIVENESS

YOU CAN BUILD A WALL OF DEFENSE HIGH ENOUGH THAT EVENTUALLY YOU
CAN SIT ON IT AND WATCH THE WORLD GO BY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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