Fishing superstitions, including sea names for taboo things....
Contributors
Date 12 September 1970
Track ID 93733
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1970.230

Original Tape ID

SA1970.230

Summary

Fishing superstitions, including sea names for taboo things.

The contributor discusses fishing superstitions, including meeting lucky or unlucky people. Animals were not to be mentioned by their proper names, and youngsters might call, "Cat's in de buddie [basket]!" as a prank. He relates a story about his father saying a taboo word shortly before a fishing line broke at sea. He lists the sea names for people, animals and things. Special terms were used to count fish as they were being hauled.

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Northmaven

Island - Shetland Mainland

Village/Place - Fethaland

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS