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BELIEF

MAKE A WISH AND THROW A PENNY IN A WELL. IF YOU DON'T TELL
ANYONE, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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MAKE A WISH AND THROW A PENNY IN A WELL. IF YOU
DON'T TELL YOUR WISH TO ANYONE, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

James Callow Keyword(s): SILENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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IF YOU ARE THE THIRD ONE TO LIGHT A CIGARETTE OFF A
MATCH, YOU WILL DIE IN A WHORE HOUSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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PROVERB

NO USE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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SAYING

TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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SAYING: TROUBLE

WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS.

Submitter comment: MEANS--WHEN ONE THING GOES WRONG, SO DOES EVERYTHING ELSE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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NOT GIVEN

IF YOU ARE WALKING SOMEWHERE HOLDING HANDS AND YOU HAVE TO DROP
HANDS TO GET BY SOMETHING AND CONTINUE ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE
OBJECT, YOU SHOULD SAY "BREAD AND BUTTER" FOR GOOD LUCK TO BRING
YOUR HANDS BACK TOGETHER. IF YOU DON'T, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER
WILL BREAK UP.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

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

Date learned: 03-24-1969

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