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IF YOU MARRY ON A RAINY DAY, YOU WILL HAVE A MISERABLE
MARRIAGE.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

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ACHING CORNS AND BUNION SIGNAL THE COMING OF RAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Pains

Date learned: 11-01-1197

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE RAIN IS FALLING, IT WILL RAIN THE
NEXT DAY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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IF YOU SEE A RED BIRD, THROW HIM A KISS AND YOU WILL HAVE
COMPANY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-01-1197

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IF YOU SWEEP DUST FROM YOUR HOUSE OUT OF DOORS, YOUR
NEIGHBORS WILL KNOW YOUR BUSINESS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

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

Date learned: 11-01-1197

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IF YOUR EYE JUMPS, YOU WILL KISS A FOOL.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Eye twitch

Date learned: 11-01-1197

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NEVER START ANYWHERE AND TURN AROUND BECAUSE YOU WILL
NEVER REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

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

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IF YOU STUMP YOUR TOE, HOP AROUND THREE TIMES TO COMBAT
BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Bad luck
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 11-01-1973

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER BRINGS BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 11-01-1973

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH, TWIRL AROUND TO PREVENT
BAD LUCK.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals
BELIEF -- Conversions Animals

Date learned: 11-01-1197

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THE BRIDAL GOWN IS WHITE TO STAND FOR FERTILITY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 10-07-1973

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THE BRIDE PUTS A PENNY IN HER SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Penny in shoe
BELIEF -- Good luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-07-1973

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THE BRIDE CARRIES "SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW,
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE" FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
BELIEF -- Good luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-07-1973

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SEEING A WHITE MULE IS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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THE CROSS CARVED INTO DOORS WAS TO KEEP OUT EVIL SPIRITS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wall Partition Door Window
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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BEFORE A PERFORMANCE, THE SAYING "BREAK A LEG," IS
SUPPOSEDLY GOOD LUCK TO AN ACTOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Good luck
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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MORE BABIES ARE BORN DURING A FULL MOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH THAT DOGS GO MAD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH THAT TEMPERS FLARE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1973

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