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TIGER PROVERB.

HE WHO RIDES A TIGER DARE NOT DISMOUNT (EAST INDIAN).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; OFFICE ; BRIGGS 338 ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): WILD ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IRISH NEW YEAR CUSTOM

THE FIRST PERSON TO WISH YOU A "HAPPY NEW YEAR" IN THE NEW
YEAR SHOULD BE A DARK-HAIRED PERSON BECAUSE THEN YOU WOULD
HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID HIS GRANDMOTHER MADE IT A POINT TO SEE HIS
FATHER EACH NEW YEAR FIRST BECAUSE HE HAS DARK-HAIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; OFFICE ; BRIGGS 338 ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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THE GERMAN-AUSTRIANS SAY "GRUSZ GOTT" (WHICH LETERALLY MEANS
"GREET GOD") BEFORE THEY ENTER A MINE TO WORK, FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS 338

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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