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POPULAR SAYING

SOMETHING, OLD
SOMETHING, NEW
SOMETHING, BORROWED
SOMETHING, BLUE

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

Date learned: CA0001970

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SILLY LITTLE STORY

TOITY LITTLE POIPLE BOIDS
SITTEN ON A COIB
CHOIPIN AN' BOIPIN
AN' EATIN DOITY WOIMS
ALONG CAME ANOTHER BOID
AN' SAW TOITY LITTLE POIPLE BOIDS
SITTIN ON A COIB
CHOIPIN AN' BOIPIN
AN' EATIN DOITY WOIMS
SHE WAS DESTOIBED

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS, TAUGHT TO
ME ( DAUGHTER) WHEN I WAS YOUNG

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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I heard a little rhyme at work that said;
Wine me
Dine me
Sixty-nine me.

Submitter comment:

Sixty-nine is a sexual intercourse position.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

Date learned: 03-00-1992

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While passing by a girl's locker room, I heard them say a rhyme
that said:
Give me a nickel
And I'll suck your pickle.

Submitter comment: They meant penis instead of pickle.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper;
A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
Where's the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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OMEN

MY MOTHER SAID, HER MOTHER TOLD HER, THAT WHENEVER SHE THOUGHT SHE
HEARD SOMEONE KNOCKING AT THE DOOR AND THERE WAS NO ONE THERE, IT WAS
A SIGN OF SOMEONE DEAD COMING TO GET YOU. MY GRANDMOTHER SAID THE
YET" AND THE DEAD PERSON WILL RETURN TO HIS GRAVE.

James Callow comment: A LINE OF TEXT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN LOST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS SOUND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-24-1972

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WHEN WE WERE KIDS WE USED TO SAY THIS WHEN CALLED NAMES BY OTHERS:
"I'M RUBBER, YOU'RE GLUE. WHATEVER YOU SAY BOUNCES OFF ME AND STICKS
TO YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RETORT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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IF I AM TO MARRY NEAR,
LET ME HEAR A BIRD CRY.
IF I AM TO MARRY FAR,
LET ME HEAR A COW LOW.
IF I AM TO DIE SINGLE,
LET ME HEAR A KNOCKING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.546
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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Play on Words

Play on Words:

Paradox: Casey and Kildare...

(Pair of doc's)

Submitter comment:

Val Zelnick. Heard long ago in grade-school. It is a way of remembering the word and its meaning, besides being a play on words.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S300] crossed out. Nothing is written to replace it.

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Doctors ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; PARADOX ; SATIRE OF DOCTORS ; Wit ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech

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