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YOU CAN FALL IN A BARREL,
YOU CAN FALL IN A TUB,
BUT FOR GOODNESS SAKE N-------,
DON'T FALL IN LOVE.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND LIVE IN A SHACK
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
TO SPIT THROUGH A CRACK.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 00001940-1941

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I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART,
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY LIVER,
IF I HAD YOU IN MY MOUTH,
I'D SPIT YOU IN THE RIVER.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00001940-1941

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AIN'T IT DISGUSTING,
DON'T IT GET YOUR GOAT,
TO JUMP IN THE BATHTUB,
AND THEN FORGET THE SOAP?

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00001940-1941

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KEEPING AWAY EVIL

ITALIAN PEOPLE BELIEVE IN WEARING A HORN OR USING THE TWO FINGERED
HAND TO KEEP EVIL AWAY. SHE BELIEVES THAT THE CUSTOM IS NOT REALLY
FOLLOWED TODAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE U.S.

Submitter comment: SHE DELIVERED THIS ITEM TO ME IN A VERY OFF-HANDED MANNER. IT
APPEARS TO BE SOMETHING SHE WAS TOLD WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL BUT
DOES NOT BELIEVE IN IT HERSELF.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure
BELIEF -- Emblem
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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DANCING AT CELEBRATIONS

FOR ANY ITALIAN CELEBRATION, THERE IS A SPECIFIC DANCE THAT SHOULD
BE DONE FOR IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITALIAN TRADITION.
SHE SAYS THAT THEY SELDOM DO THE DANCES ANYMORE EXCEPT AT THE REAL
BIG CELEBRATIONS.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT ALMOST SEEMED SAD THAT THEY DIDN'T DANCE AT THEM ALL.
SHE SEEMED TO ENJOY TALKING ABOUT DANCING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Function Purpose Theme

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN COOKING

THE MAIN ORIGINAL ITALIAN FOODS WERE PASTA, ANTA PASTA, AND OF
COURSE, PIZZA. OF THESE, PIZZA WAS THE MORE COMMON.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- MenuService

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

MANY ITALIAN FAMILIES WOULD ONLY EAT PIZZA, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE
PIZZAS WITH EVERYTHING ON THEM; THEY WERE COMPLETE MEALS IN ITALY.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84.

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRADITIONS IS STILL ITALIAN SASTU BREAD. IT COMES
IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES AND SOMETIMES IS ALSO MADE WITH EGGS SET INTO
THE DOUGH. IT WAS ALSO GIVEN AS A GIFT AFTER THE PEOPLE HAD HAD IT
BLESSED AT THE CHURCH ON GOOD FRIDAY OR HOLY SATURDAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Animal product Egg

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

YOU NEVER HAD A LARGE DINNER OF ANY KIND WITHOUT SOME HOMEMADE SOUP.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Noon mealsDinnerLunch
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Night mealsSupper
Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

IF SOMEONE DIED, EVERYONE WOULD AUTOMATICALLY GET TOGETHER AND MAKE
THE FAMILY ENOUGH FOOD SUCH THAT THEY WOULD NOT NEED TO COOK FOR
ABOUT THREE WEEKS (AND IT WAS GOOD FOOD, TOO).

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN COOKING

OLIVE OIL AND HERBS ARE USED IN PRACTICALLY EVERY ITALIAN RECIPE.
HOWEVER, IN NORTHERN ITALY, THE COOKS PREFER TO USE BUTTER, THOUGH
AN EXTRA DROP OF OIL IN THIS OR THAT COMBINATION CAN ADD AN
INDEFINABLE DISTINCTION OF FLAVOR.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation
Food Drink -- Animal product Butter
Food Drink -- Flavoring

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

AT CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, MEAT IS NEVER SERVED. INSTEAD, ITALIAN-
AMERICANS DINE ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF FISH AND ROASTED CHESTNUTS.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ITALIAN-AMERICAN COOKING

ON EASTER, THEY SERVE WHOLE ROASTED BALRY LAMB AND MANICOTTI WITH
TOMATO SAUCE. EVERY HOLIDAY HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL MEAL, BUT THEY ALL
END UP WITH EXPRESSO COFFEE AND FRUIT AND NUT MIX.

Submitter comment: REALLY ENJOYS TALKING ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Noon mealsDinnerLunch
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Plant food Nut
Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal
Food Drink -- Non-alcoholic fruit beverage Coffee

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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ALWAYS FAST ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AND THEN EAT BLACKEYED PEAS ONLY ON
NEW YEAR'S DAY AND YOUR ENTIRE YEAR WILL BE FILLED WITH GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 11-00-1987 ; 11-00-1987

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PLUG YOUR EARS WHEN YOU PASS A CEMETERY SO THE DEAD WON'T SPEAK TO
YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-00-1975 ; 11-00-1975

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IF YOU DROP A FORK SOMEONE IS COMING TO VISIT AT YOUR HOUSE VERY
SOON.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 11-00-1987 ; 11-00-1987

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT A FISH IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY IS
PREGNANT AND DOESN'T KNOW IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 11-00-1980

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