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Language: Rhyme

STOP MAKING LOVE AT (NAME'S) GATE,
LOVE IS BLIND, BUT NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

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Updated on 02-22-2011 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Allusion ; BLIND ; Gate ; Neighbor ; PLAY ON WORDS ; Public ; PUN ; RHYME ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): AA ; HUMOR ; PLAY ON PROVERB ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GO WANDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER -- FOR ANYTHING AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE SHARPENS LOVE, PRESENCE STRENGTHENS IT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): BALANCE ; OBSERVATION ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-15-1965

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ACT ENTHUSIASTIC (SIC) AND YOU'LL BE ENTHUSIASTIC.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AND SAYS IT MEANS THAT EVEN
THOUGH YOU'RE NOT ENTHUSED ABOUT SOMETHING ACT AS THOUGH YOU ARE
AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BE ENTHUSED. INFORMANT BELIEVES THIS TO BE
TRUE.

Data entry tech comment: KEYPUNCHER BELIEVES THIS TO BE TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ATTITUDE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Data entry tech comment: WHAT CAN I SAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PERSONIFICATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PHRASES OF A MATH TEACHER

ADDING X<4 TO THE EQUATION REALLY DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; LETTER

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): LOGIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ADMIRATION IS THE SON OF IGNORANCE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): FAMILY METAPHOR ; PUN? ON SON SUN?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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HIGH GOALS

AIM AT THE SKY AND YOU WILL HIT THE TOP OF THE TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COSMOS ; PLANTS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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WEATHER PROVERB

ALL SIGNS FAIL IN DRY WEATHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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CHINESE PROVERB

ALL THE FLOWERS OF ALL THE TOMORROWS ARE IN THE SEEDS OF TODAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST SENECA

Keyword(s): PLANTS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; DESTINY ; HEREDITY? ; ITERATION ; POTENTIAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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METAPHOR

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AFRICAN PROVERB

ALL THE WATER I BATHE WITH DOESN'T GO ON MY SKIN.

Submitter comment: MEANING: ALL MY GOOD FUTURES IN LIFE ARE NOT FOR ME ALONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOMS ; HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERB

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY.

James Callow comment: IT'S INTERESTING THAT STEVENSON LISTS THIS UNDER "JACK"
RATHER THAN "WORK" -- F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; NAME: JACK FOR MALE OR PERSON ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-29-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK AND PLENTY OF IT.

Data entry tech comment: PARODY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; PUN ON JACK AS SLANG FOR MONEY.

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY ; PUN: JACK FOR MONEY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK. JACK MEANS MONEY.

Submitter comment: MAUREEN'S INFORMANTS WERE BOTH HER FATHER EDWARD, OF IRISH AND
FRENCH DESCENT, AND HER MOTHER, PATRICIA, OF IRISH AND BOHEMIAN
DESCENT.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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PROVERB

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JOHNNY A DULL BOY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION ; JACK ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ALMOST COUNTS ONLY IN HORSESHOES AND HAND-GRENADES.

Submitter comment: FINE FELLOW

Where learned: FLORIDA ; PANAMA CITY

Keyword(s): GAMES ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): CAN ; I SUPPOSE THE MEANING OF THIS IS THAT A HAND GRENADE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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SPANISH PROVERB

ALTHOUGH A GIRL IS DRESSED IN SILK, SHE REMAINS A GIRL.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER SPANISH TEACHER, MR. FARRELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHING

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PRETENTION?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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