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FOOD

EATING THE COOKED BRAINS OF CATTLE IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAINS, IT
MAKES YOU SMARTER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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SLEEPING IN THE MOONLIGHT MAKES ONE LOONY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

James Callow Keyword(s): CRAZY MAD LUNAR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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IF THE CORN CROP WILL BE ANY GOOD, IT'LL BE KNEE HIGH BY THE
FOURTH OF JULY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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IF THE HEM OF YOUR DRESS GETS ACCIDENTLY TURNED UP, KISS IT
AND YOU WILL GET A NEW ONE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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BATS THAT GET INTO A HOUSE BRING IN BED BUGS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SING IN BED.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS DEAD AS CASEY'S BALLS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

TO GIVE SOMEONE THE "WILLIES."

Submitter comment: THE MEANING IS TO MAKE SOMEONE UNEASY. INFORMANT DOES NOT
KNOW THE ORIGIN.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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PROVERB

I'LL (HE'LL, WE'LL) SHOW THEM HOW THE BORE EAT THE CABBAGE.

Submitter comment: USED TO EXPRESS "SHOW THEM HOW IT'S DONE."

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

SOMETHING "LEANS TOWARD DIXIE."

Submitter comment: AN EXPRESSION TO SHOW THAT SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT OR
THAT SOMEONE HAS THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT SOMETHING.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

NERVOUS AS A LONG-TAILED CAT IN A ROOM FULL OF ROCKING
CHAIRS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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PROVERBIAL EXPRESSION

THAT OLD DOG WON'T HUNT.

Submitter comment: EXPRESSION USED TO MEAN THAT SOMETHING IS WORN OUT OR
OVERUSED.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS USELESS AS TITS ON A BOAR.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

WET AS A HOOT OWL IN A HURRICANE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; WALTON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 07-05-1970

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