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ENGLISH DRINK

SHANDY - GAFF - MADE OF LEMONADE AND BEER.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A SPECIAL DRINK FOR LADIES IN ENGLAND.

Where learned: COLLECTORS HOME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Drink and Its Preparation
Food Drink -- Non-alcoholic fruit beverage Citrus
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

Date learned: 04-09-1971

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BABY JOKE

HOW DO YOU MAKE A DEAD BABY FLOAT?
ADD A LITTLE ROOT BEER; OR
USE ONE GLASS OF ROOT BEER AND ONE DEAD BABY.
THIS ITEM WAS COLLECTED WITH MANY SIMILAR ITEMS THROUGH
NUMEROUS MEETINGS AT VARIOUS BARS IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CANNIBALISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Food Drink -- Kind of Drink and Its Preparation
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001970S ; 03-00-1980

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IRISH COFFEE

MOST IRISH PEOPLE LOVE IRISH COFFEE. IT CONSISTS OF A SHOT OF IRISH
WHISKEY, 1 CUP OF COFFEE, AND A DAB OF WHIP CREAM.

Submitter comment: MY FATHER LOVES IRISH COFFEE, ALTHOUGH I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Drink and Its Preparation

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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THE STORY IS ABOUT THE LITTLE BOY WHO DOES THE "LIFE" CEREAL
COMMERCIALS ON TELEVISION (LET'S GET MIKEY, HE HATES EVERYTHING).
THE RUMOR GOES THAT HE ATE A CASE OF POP-ROCKS CANDY AND THEN DRANK
A COKE AND EXPLODED.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS AT HER COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, IN NEW YORK
BUT IT WAS ALSO CONFIRMED BY A STUDENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
GEORGIA.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; CAMBRIDGE

James Callow Keyword(s): INTEMPERANCE

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
Food Drink -- Kind of Drink and Its Preparation
BELIEF -- Human Being

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