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WHEN YOU MILK A COW, ALWAYS APPROACH HER FROM HER RIGHT SIDE.
SHES USED TO THAT AND WONT BREAK YOUR FOOL SKULL FOR SCARING HER.
GIVE HER PLENTY TO EAT WHILE YOU MILK HER OR SHELL GET MAD.
SQUEEZE FROM THE TOP OF THE TEAT DOWN OR YOULL HURT HER.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: CA00001967

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THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE BUTTER.
TIGHTEN THE TOP AND CHURN SLOWLY-- IF YOU GO TOO FAST YOULL GET
WHIPPED CREAM. WHEN THE BUTTER GETS SO THICK YOU CANT CHURN ANY
MORE, WHY, ITS DONE. SQUEEZE ALL THE BUTTERMILK OUT, SALT IT A BIT,
MOLD IT, AND PUT IT AWAY.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product Butter

Date learned: CA00001967

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I DONT CARE IF THERES SNOW UP TO YOUR KNEES ON ST. PATRICKS DAY-
THATS WHEN YOU PLANT POTATOES IF THEYRE GONNA GROW RIGHT.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- P663

Date learned: CA00001967

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ITS GOOD LUCK IF A FROG PISSES ON YOU WHEN YOU PICK HIM UP.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Keyword(s): URINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: CA00001967

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IF YOU HARROW A FIELD AND A HARROW TOOTH BREAKS, SOMEONE YOU LOVE
WILL DIE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: CA00001967

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POINT AT COWS WHEN YOU CALL THEM. IF YOU DONT, THE DEVIL WILL
COME TO CARRY BOTH YOU AND THE COW AWAY.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Mammal
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: CA00001967

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PRACTICAL JOKE

TELL SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN READ SIAMESE. THEN WRITE THIS OUT;
"O WA TAGU SIAM". THEN HAVE THEM READ IT OUT LOUD UNTIL THEY
REALIZE THAT THEY ARE SAYING, "OH WHAT A GOOSE I AM".

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wit
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: CA00001967

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PRACTICAL JOKE

WRITE THIS OUT: "POLISH IT IN THE CORNER". HAVE SOMEONE SAY IT
OUT LOUD THREE TIMES, THEN SAY: "SHAME ON POLLY"

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wit
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: CA00001967

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