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IF YOU SAY SOMETHING THE SAME TIME AS SOMEONE ELSE, CROSS
YOUR FINGERS, AND SAY, "NEEDLES AND PINS, WHEN A GIRL
MARRIES, TROUBLES BEGIN." MAKE A WISH, AND THE WISH
WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; TANNER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Magical Crossing fingers

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO WALK WITH ONE SHOE ON AND ONE SHOE OFF.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; TANNER

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 07-07-1973

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