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HIDE NOT YOUR TALENTS; THEY FOR USE WERE MADE
WHAT GOOD IS A SUNDIAL IN THE SHADE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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GERMAN SAYING

DUMMHEIT UND STOLZ WACHST AM EINEM HOLZ.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATION: STUPIDITY AND PRIDE (ARROGANCE) GROW ON THE SAME
WOOD. THE MEANING HERE IS THAT BEING PROUD IS SYNONYMOUS TO BEING
STUPID. WHAT IS GOOD FOR ONE IS NOT NECESSARILY GOOD OR BETTER FOR
ANOTHER. WHERE YOU FIND PRIDE, YOU WILL FIND STUPIDITY.
THE COMMENT IS IN THE WORDS OF MY INFORMANT.
A RHYMING METAPHORICAL PROVERB.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE SHORES

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

Date learned: 11-00-1977 ; 00-00-1962

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GERMAN SAYING

GLUECK UND GLAS, WIE LEICHT BRICHT DASS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATION: LUCK LIKE GLASS BREAKS EASY. THE INFORMANT'S AUNT
TOLD HIM THIS WHEN HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD. THIS SAYING IS MAINLY USED
IN CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

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

Date learned: 11-00-1977 ; 00-00-1968

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GERMAN SAYING

MORGEN STUNDE HAT GOLD IM MUNDE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATION: MORNING HOUR HAS GOLD IN ITS MOUTH.
TOLD TO INFORMANT BY HIS GRANDMOTHER. HE HEARD THIS ESPECIALLY AS
A CHILD WHEN HE DIDN'T WANT TO GET UP IN THE MORNING. THE SAYING
MEANS TO GET UP AND NOT WASTE THE MORNING BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST
PART OF THE DAY. HE STILL HEARS THIS TODAY. IT IS EQUILVALENT
TO THE AMERICAN SAYING "RISE AND SHINE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

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

Date learned: 11-00-1977 ; 00-00-1963

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TWO THICK NEVER STICK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS WHEN SHE SEES TWO FRIENDS ALWAYS TOGETHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 05-00-1967

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LITHUANIAN PROVERB

RANKA RANKA MAZGOJA
ONE HAND WASHES THE OTHER
IF YOU DO SOMETHING BAD OR GOOD THE OTHER PERSON WILL
RECIPROCATE IN THE SAME MANNER

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS LITHUANIAN TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-18-1968

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PROVERB

FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS
PRECIOUS AND RARE
FALSE ONES LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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REALITY

GRASS DOESN'T GROW ON A BUSY STREET.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER ALWAYS SAYS THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): INDUSTRY

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

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

"GOSE W DOMER, BOG W DOMII."
TRANSLATION: A GUEST IN THE HOUSE-GOD IN THE HOUSE.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-01-1969

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MOTTO USED BY MANAGEMENT AT MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT

IF THERE'S TIME TO LEAN, THERE'S TIME TO CLEAN.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): SLOGAN ; WORK REST BREAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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PROVERB

MEHWE BKYCUW, CKOPWE IUKHEW. ( UKRAINIAN )
IF YOU BITE LESS OFF, YOU'LL SWALLOW IT FASTER. TRANSLATION.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.
THIS REFERS TO NOT ATTEMPTING MORE THAN YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMBITION ; EATING METAPHOR ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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PROVERB

EINEM GESCHENKTEN GAUL SIEHT MAN NICHT INS MAUL.
IF YOU HAVE A HORSE GIVEN TO YOU, DO NOT LOOK HIM IN THE MOUTH. TRAN
IN THE SENSE THAT YOU CAN NOT BE TOO
CRITICAL OF WHAT YOU GET FOR NOTHING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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IF YOU HAVE A MISFORTUNE AND HAVE ONE FRIEND WHO
STANDS BY YOU, YOU ARE A LUCKY PERSON. TRANS.

Submitter comment: I HAVE HEARD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN,
A VARIANT OF THIS PROVERB
A FRIEND IN NEED, IS A FRIEND IN DEED.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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(GRAPES)

IF YOU EAT THE GRAPE OFF THE VINE,
YOU WILL NEVER TASTE THE WINE.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT

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

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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PROVERB.

KAD NE VARGAI IR BEDOS, TAI BUTIZ VIS KALEDOS.
IF IT WASN'T FOR TROUBLES AND WORRIES, IT WOULD ALWAYS BE CHRISTMAS.

Submitter comment: LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HAPPINESS ; PROBLEMS.

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

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PROVERB

LARGER SHIPS
MAY VENTURE MORE.
LITTLE BOATS
MUST STAY NEAR SHORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION FOR CONTRAST ; CONTRAST ; RIME ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 07-17-1964

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BIRD PROVERB (SPANISH)

IN LAST YEAR'S NESTS THERE ARE NO BIRDS TODAY.
TRANSLATION OF
SPANISH TEXT NOT KEYPUNCHED. SEE ORIGINAL 5 X 8 INCH CARD.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): METAPHOR ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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HEALTH PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment: SUPPOSEDLY, ALL THE NUTRIENTS OF AN APPLE WILL KEEP YOU
HEALTHY. THIS IS NOT TRUE FOR ME BECAUSE I'M HYPOGLYCEMIC,
AND I CAN'T EAT FOODS HIGH IN CARBOHYDRATES--SUCH AS APPLES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: DOCTOR FOR DISEASE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

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IF IT TOUCHES YOUR LIPS, IT GOES ON YOUR HIPS.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS IF YOU EAT SOMETHING "FATTENING," YOU'LL GAIN
WEIGHT IN YOUR HIP AREA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIET ; METONYMY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SHE WHO INDULGES, BULGES.

Submitter comment: IF YOU EAT TOO MUCH, YOU'LL GET "OUT OF SHAPE."

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-19-1984

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