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Proverb: Love is like a Tomato

Main Piece: Proverb Original: Прошла любовь, завяли помидоры. Phonetic: Proshla lyubov’, zavyali pomidory. Literal translation: Love has passed, tomatoes have withered. Actual translation: The love was a crush and it passed quickly. Background Information: Why does informant know this piece? This was told to her by her friends. Where did they learn this piece? The… Continue Reading »

Russian Superstition about Black Cats

Background: “I grew up in Lithuania, and in Lithuania, you have Poles and Lithuanians who are Catholic, Russians who are Russian Orthodox, and Jews. We were a Jewish family, and I was always told that Jews do not have superstitions. But all my friends were either Polish or Russians, and they had superstitions, and eventually,… Continue Reading »

Superstition about Fixing Clothes

Background: “I grew up in Lithuania, and in Lithuania, you have Poles and Lithuanians who are Catholic, Russians who are Russian Orthodox, and Jews. We were a Jewish family, and I was always told that Jews do not have superstitions. But all my friends were either Polish or Russians, and they had superstitions, and eventually,… Continue Reading »