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PROVERB

THE CAT WHO CAN'T REACH THE FISH, SAYS THEY SMELL.
GREEK?

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM GREEK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; FISH

James Callow Keyword(s): JEALOUSY ; OBSERVATION ; SOUR GRAPES

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MENSTRUAL BELIEF-WINE PREPARATION

WHEN WE MADE WINE IN THE OLD COUNTRY, IF A WOMAN
WHO HAD HER MENSTRUAL PERIOD CAME AROUND OR WAS NEAR THE PLACE
WHERE THE WINE WAS BEING MADE, THE WINE WOULD ALWAYS GO SOUR.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN THIS.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Keyword(s): Feminist ; Grapes ; MENSTRUATION ; Period ; Sour ; Wine ; Woman

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 01-24-1972

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TRADITIONAL OCCUPATION

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE STRUCTURAL STEEL WORKERS
IN NEW YORK CITY WHO WORK ON THE FRAMING FOR SKY-
SCRAPERS, ARE NAVAJO INDIANS WHO BECAUSE OF AN INBORN
SENSE OF BALANCE HAVE PASSED THIS HAZARDOUS JOB
DOWN FROM FATHER TO SON.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): BUILDING TRADES ; SKYSCRAPERS.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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HOW DO YOU KEEP A GROUP OF NIGGERS FROM RAPING A WHITE
GIRL? THROW THEM A BASKETBALL.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): African American ; Basketball ; Black ; Female ; Male ; Offensive ; RACISM ; Racist ; Rape ; SEXISM ; Stereotype ; White

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001970S

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DIRTY OLD MAN: "TO THE WOODS, TO THE WOODS"
YOUNG LADY: "NO, I'LL SCREAM"
DIRTY OLD MAN: "HOW LOUD CAN YOU SCREAM?"
YOUNG LADY: "HELP:" (VERY FAINTLY)
DIRTY OLD MAN: "TO THE WOODS, TO THE WOODS"

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Where learned: Massachusetts ; Framingham

Keyword(s): Abuse ; Rape ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): DIALOGUE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 00-00-1970

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DIRTY OLD MAN: "TO THE WOODS, TO THE WOODS"
YOUNG LADY: "NO, MY MOTHER WOULDN'T LIKE IT
DIRTY OLD MAN: "YOUR MOTHER LOVED IT"

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James Callow comment:

KEYPUNCH CARDS ARE MISSING HERE
 

Where learned: Massachusetts ; Framingham

Keyword(s): Abuse ; Rape ; SEX

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 00-00-1970

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GRAPE SEEDS CAUSE APPENDICITIS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): APPENDICITIS ; BELIEF ; Grape ; Seed

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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Rape is assault with a friendly weapon.

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Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original BN [W200] is crossed out. It is not replaced with another BN.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ANTIFEMINISM ; Distasteful Jokes ; Female ; Harm ; JOKE ; Male ; Misogyny ; POWER ; Rape ; SICK JOKE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
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Mnemonic Device

A mnemonic device for remembering the resistor color code:

Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly.

B.lack = 0

B.rown = 1

R.ed = 2

O.range = 3

Y.ellow = 4

G.reen = 5

B.lue = 6

V.iolet = 7

G.rey = 8

W.hite = 9

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Original BN has been whited out.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified

Where learned: Lorain Products Corporation

Keyword(s): EDUCATION ADVICE ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; Rape ; Resistor Codes

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- MNEM
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Jokes

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Dirty Old Man: "To the woods, to the woods"

Young Lady: "But I am not twenty-one."

Dirty Old Man: "You aren't going there to vote."

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Where learned: Massachusetts ; Framingham ; D' ; Aoust, Ron

Keyword(s): Rape ; SEX

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Autograph Rhyme

Autograph Rhyme / Pun:

Who greased the grapevine/

-Tarzan

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Grapevine ; Grease ; poem ; PUN ; Signature ; Tarzan ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Joke - Riddle

What's big and purple and travels under water?

 

Answer: Moby Grape

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): GAME ; Grape ; JOKE ; Melville ; Moby Dick ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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