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MARRIAGE

IF YOU ARE EATING AND YOUR ARM CROSS WITH ANOTHER PERSONS, THAT
MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE A MARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD
ONE ARM OF ONE PERSON CROSSES THE ARM OF ANOTHER PERSON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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STUMBLE

IF YOU STUMBLE BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE, THAT IS A SIGN THAT
YOU SHOULDN T GO, BECAUSE SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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CHAIR

IF A ROCKING CHAIR ROCKS AND NO ONE IS SITTING IN IT, THAT IS A
SIGN OF DEATH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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MARRIAGE

WHEN BIRDS FLY OVER YOUR HOUSE, THAT IS A SIGN OF MARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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WISHING

IN INDIA IF YOU WANT SOMETHING
REALLY BAD AND IF AN ALARM CLOCK OR A BELL
RINGS WHILE YOU ARE WISHING, THAT IS A SIGN THAT
YOU WILL GET IT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-26-1971

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SWEEP

IF SOMEONE HAS A GRUDGE AGAINST YOU, DON'T
LET THEM SWEEP DUST UNDER YOUR RUG
BECAUSE THAT IS A SIGN THAT THEY HAVE A FIX ON YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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HAIR

IF YOU CUT YOUR HAIR EVERY FULL MOON,
THAT IS A SIGN IT WILL GROW LONGER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS BUILDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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