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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS COLD AS A WITCH'S TIT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NEW ROCHELLE

Keyword(s): CLIMATE ; DEFINITION ; SUPERNATURAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS INDEPENDENT AS A HOG ON ICE.

Where learned: HIS HOME

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CLIMATE ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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COW

AS THE COW SAID TO THE MAINE FARMER, 'THANKS FOR A WARM HAND
ON A COLD MORNING.'

Submitter comment: MR. MENZIES HEARD THE LATE JOHN F. KENNEDY USE THIS LINE TO OPEN
A SPEECH ON A COLD MORNING. HE WAS THANKING THE CROWD FOR THEIR
WARM WELCOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CLIMATE ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero
PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

COLDER THAN A WELL-DIGGERS ASS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD THIS STORY: BEFORE THE AGE OF MACHINERY WHEN PEOPLE
DUG THEIR OWN WELLS THEIR BACKSIDES WERE CLOSE TO THE SIDE OF THE
WELL WALL BECAUSE THE HOLE WAS SO NARROW. BECAUSE OF THE DAMP GROUND
THE WELL-DIGGER'S BACKSIDE OFTEN GOT VERY COLD.

Data entry tech comment: GOOD GRIEF

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLIMATE

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM: BACKSIDES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
SPEECH -- Folk etymology
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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COLD

COLDER THAN A WELL-DIGGERS REAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLIMATE

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

DON'T TREAD ON THIN ICE.
FAVORITE EXPRESSION OF INFORMANT'S FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): CLIMATE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

BREAK THE ICE.

James Callow comment: ACTUALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS--CLIMATE--ALTHOUGH
I REALIZE YOU WANT LITERAL IDENTIFICATIONS--F.M. PAULSEN

Where learned: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): CLIMATE

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION STARTER? ; IDENTIFYING?

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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