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COLLEGE TRADITION

THERE IS A STATUE ON CAMPUS OF GENERAL GEORGE MORGAN JONES,
LOCAL CIVIK WAR HERO. IT IS SAID THAT IF A VIRGIN WALKS BY
HIM, HE WILL DRAW HIS SWORD (IT DOESN' WORK).

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; LYNCHBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Legend

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THERE IS A STATUE ON CAMPUS OF GENERAL GEORGE MORGAN
JONES, LOCAL CIVIL WAR HERO. IT IS SAID THAT IF A
VIRGIN WALKS BY HIM, HE WILL DRAW HIS SWORD.

Submitter comment: IT DOESN'T WORK.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; LYNCHBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00001964-1968

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IF YOU EAT OFF TWO PLATES, YOU WILL BE AN OLD MAID.

Submitter comment: AT R-M, IF NOT ALL THE PLACES ARE FILLED AT THE TABLE, WHOEVER

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; R-MWC ; LYNCHBURG

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 00001967-1968

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IF YOU GIVE A BRIDE-TO-BE A KNIFE, SHE HAS TO GIVE YOU A PENNY
SO IT WON'T CUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Submitter comment: SOMEONE HAD JUST GIVEN SUSAN A KNIFE AT A SHOWER WE HAD FOR

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; R-MWC ; LYNCHBURG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 00001967-1968

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PASS THE SALT AND PEPPER SEPARATELY. ALWAYS
KEEP THEM TOGETHER WHEN YOU PASS THEM.

Submitter comment: SUSAN IS VERY SUPERSTITIOUS.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; R-MWC ; LYNCHBURG

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 00001967-1968

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