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SUPERSTITIONS

IT IS BAD LUCK TO REMOVE A RING FROM SOMEONE'S FINGER BECAUSE IT
MIGHT MEAN THAT A BREAKUP IS IMMINENT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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IF TWO PEOPLE GO AROUND A STABLE OBJECT, THEY MUST SAY BREAD AND
BUTTER OR RUN THE RISK OF HAVING A FIGHT.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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DREAM OF THE DEAD, HEAR OF THE LIVING. THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU
WERE TO DREAM OF SOMEONE DEAD THEN THE NEXT DAY A CALL WOULD
COME FROM THAT DEAD PERSON'S RELATIVE.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Hear from the living

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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RUB A WART WITH A PENNY TO GET RID OF THE WART.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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CALCULATOR PASTIME

TO FIND OUT A FAMOUS CIVIL WAR BATTLE ENTER 0.7145 AND INVERT-SHILO.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

James Callow Keyword(s): MODERN FOLKLORE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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WHAT DO A SUNDAY GOLFER AND THE MOVIE "CASABLANCA" HAVE IN COMMON?
MULTIPLY 332.375 BY 96 TO FIND OUT-BOGIE.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

James Callow Keyword(s): MODERN FOLKLORE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS

OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE CHEESE, THE CHEESE, THE CHEESE THAT MAKES THE MOUSE GO
'ROUND. (REPEAT VERSE TWICE).
IT'S THE CHEESE THAT MAKES THE MOUSE GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE THAT MAKES THE CAT GO 'ROUND.
(REPEAT VERSE TWICE).
IT'S THE MOUSE THAT MAKES THE CAT GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE CAT, THE CAT, THE CAT THAT MAKES THE DOG GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE CAT THAT MAKES THE DOG GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE DOG, THE DOG, THE DOG THAT MAKES THE BOY GO 'ROUND (REPEAT
TWICE).
IT'S THE DOG THAT MAKES THE BOY GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE BOY, THE BOY, THE BOY THAT MAKES THE GIRL GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE BOY THAT MAKES THE GIRL GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE GIRL, THE GIRL, THE GIRL THAT MAKES THE LOVE GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE GIRL THAT MAKES THE LOVE GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND (REPEAT TWICE)
IT'S LOVE THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS,
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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