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SUPERSTITION - MIRROR

DON'T LET A CHILD LOOK IN A MIRROR BEFOE HE IS A YEAR OLD OR
ELSE HE WILL BE NAUGHTY.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF A BIRD COMES TO YOUR WINDOW YOU WILL HEAR A RELATIVE
DIED.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU'RESEWING SOMETHING, LIKE A BUTTON, ON SOMEONE,
THEY SHOULD KEEP A THREAD IN THEIR MOUTH TO KEEP FROM
GETTIN' PEEKED.

Submitter comment: PEEKED=PRICKED

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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WHEN YOU ARE MAKING A QUILT AND YOUR TYING THE KNOTS, EVERY
TIME YOU PEEK YOURSELF WITH THE NEEDLE, SOMEONE WILL BE
KISSED UNDER THE QUILT.

Submitter comment: PEEK=PRICK

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD TO THE SOUTH, YOU WILL SOME
DAY BECOME INSANE.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

James Callow Keyword(s): MADNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL GET COMPANY THAT SAME DAY

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT HAND ITCHES, YOU WILL SHAKE HANDS THAT DAY

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOUR RIGHT EAR RINGS, PEOPLE ARE TALKING BAD OF YOU,
IF YOUR LEFT EAR RINGS, PEOPLE ARE TALKING GOOD OF YOU.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

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IF YOU SWEEP YOUR FLOOR AFTER SUNSET, YOU SWEEP ALL YOUR
PROFITS OF THE DAY AWAY.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU TAKE A PIECE OF BREAD, BEFORE YOU ARE THROUGH EATING
THE FIRST PIECE OF OTHER FOOD, YOU WILL FEED COMPANY
THAT DAY

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF A DOG HOWLS, YOU WILL HEAR A WELL KNOWN FRIEND DIED.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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IF YOU FORGET SOMETHING WHEN YOU'RE GOING SOMEWHERE AND HAVE TO
TURN AROUND AND GO BACK TO IT, IT IS A VERY BAD OMEN.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; CHILTON

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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