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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER EXPLAIN- YOUR FRIENDS DON'T NEED IT AND YOUR ENEMIES WON'T
BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): NEGATIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-18-1970

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BELIEF PERTAINING TO MENTAL ILLNESS

NEVER THROW YOUR HAIR OUT OF DOORS
BECAUSE IF YOU DO A BIRD MIGHT GET SOME OF IT
AND MAKE A NEST OUT OF IT.
IF THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL GO CRAZY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 02-19-1970

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ONE'S CHARACTER SHOWS IN HIS FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face

Date learned: 04-01-1970

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MOUNTAIN BELIEF

THOSE WHO LEAP INTO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN
OF FUJIYAMA ARE NOT CONDEMNED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): ; Condemn ; Fujiyama ; Japan ; Legend ; Lore ; MOUNTAIN ; Region ; SALVATION ; Volcano

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Man made current.

Date learned: 02-05-1970

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CANNIBALS BELIEVE THAT THEY TAKE ON THE COURAGE OF THE
PEOPLE THEY EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 02-19-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE IN VERSE FORM

THERE IS A DESTINY THAT MAKES US BROTHERS,
AND NONE GOES HIS WAY ALONE,
THE MORE THAT YOU PUT INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS,
THE MORE COMES BACK INTO YOUR OWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WORK ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL ; TOLD AT

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

Date learned: 01-21-1970

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Belief: Animal

Belief in Magic:

If you place a horsehair in vinegar it will turn into a worm.

Submitter comment:

This was told to the informant by her grandmother many years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WORK ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; HAIR ; HORSE ; MAGIC ; SUPERSTITION ; TRANSFORMATION ; VINEGAR ; Worm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Animal Life
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

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