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LUCK

NEVER WASTE SALT ON THE FLOOR. IT CAUSES BAD LUCK.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.17

Date learned: CA11001973

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LUCK

IF YOU GET OUT OF THE BED ON THE LEFT SIDE YOU WILL BE CRABBY ALL
DAY.

Submitter comment: WOMEN USUALLY SLEEP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BED WHICH CAUSES THEM
TO BE MORE CRABBY THAN MEN.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

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

Date learned: CA11001973

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LUCK

LEFT HANDED PEOPLE HAVE A TENDENCY TO BE CRAZY BECAUSE THEY DO
THINGS BACKWARDS.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: CA11001973

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NUMBERS

THE SEVENTH CHILD BORN IN A FAMILY IS USUALLY THE LUCKIEST.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.43
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.5

Date learned: CA11001973

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LUCK

SEVEN PEOPLE TURN A CLASS RING TO INSURE GOOD LUCK FOR THE OWNER
OF THE RING IN THE FUTURE.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): JEWELRY

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: CA11001973

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NUMBERS

A SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON HAS SPECIAL POWERS.

James Callow comment: P820 AND P720 ARE MY ADDITIONS--J. T. CALLOW
CN[ MERCIER, CYNTHIA 731458
C1[ 9333 STROLEITZ
C2[ NEW ORLEANS, LOUISANA
DNC[ 1,526
******************** C FILE 1 ********************

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGICIAN PROPHET HEALER

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several

Date learned: CA11001973

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LUCK

LIGHTING THREE CIGARETTS ON ONE MATCH IS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THE SUPERSTITION OF LIGHTING THREE ON A MATCH IS SAID TO HAVE STARTED
AT THE TIME OF THE CRIMEAN WAR WHEN BRITISH SOLDIERS WHO LIT A MATCH
LONG ENOUGH TO PASS IT AROUND THREE TIMES WERE GIVING THEIR ENEMY
PLENTY OF TIME TO AIM AND FIRE.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; UNICE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: CA11001973

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