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IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUSH ON THE THROTTLE,
DON'T PULL (DRINK) ON THE BOTTLE.

Submitter comment: A WARNING!

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE CAR ; DRINKING DRUNKENNESS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land
Food Drink -- N447

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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THE ELMORE GHOST

NOT TOO LONG AGO IN ELMORE, OHIO, A GROUP OF DRUNK TEENAGERS
RAN INTO AND KILLED A POLICEMAN ON A MOTORCYCLE. THIS WAS
WITNESSED BY A PERSON LIVING IN A HOUSE NOT FAR AWAY. THE
PERSON DIED OF SHOCK. IF YOU GO THERE YOU CAN SEE CAR LIGHTS
COMING AT YOU, FEEL THE BUMP-BUMP OF A MOTORCYCLE ON YOUR CAR
HOOD AND SEE A LIGHT MOVE FROM WINDOW TO WINDOW OF THE NOW-
DESERTED HOUSE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Daily Life
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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SLEEPY HOLLOW STORY

AN OLD MAN LIVED ALONE BY SLEEPY HOLLOW AND HE OWNED THIS BIG DOG,
ALMOST A WOLF, REALLY. ONE NIGHT A CAR FULL OF DRINKERS STOPPED
IN THE HOLLOW AND SETTLED DOWN TO SOME HEAVY DRINKING. AFTER A
WHILE, ONE GUY GOT OUT OF THE CAR TO WALK AROUND. IN THE MORNING
THE OTHER GUYS FOUND HIM LYING A FEW FEET FROM THE CAR, HIS FACE
AND NECK TERRIBLY TORN UP. HE MUMBLED OUT A STORY ABOUT A GIANT
DOG ATTACKING HIM.

Submitter comment: THE PERSON WHO TOLD THIS STORY HAD SCARS ALL OVER HIS FACE AND
TOLD IT ABOUT HIMSELF.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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REMEDY

FOR CHANGE OF LIFE (THROUGH THE YEARS)- TOMARINDO, CINNAMON STICKS,
FRESH NUTMEG-CHIPPED, ANISE, CLOVES, PEPPERMINT LEAVES, AND ROSEMARY
LEAVES, THEN THEY BOIL IT. AND FOR EVERY QUART, THEY ADD THE JUICE
OF 3 LEMONS, PUT IN THE SKINS AND FERMENT IT IN A JAR FOR 3 DAYS .
THEN STRAIN IT WITH A CHEESECLOTH. THEN THEY ADD 3 JIGGERS OF
ANNISETTE LIQUEUR. THEN THEY ADD 7 OUNCES OF HONEY. THEY DON'T
BELIEVE IN HORMONE SHOTS FOR CHANGE OF LIFE.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL IN
TEXAS. SHE WAS TAUGHT THIS BY HER MOTHER OR GRANDPARENTS, PRIMARILY
HER GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL BEE ; PLANTS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Brew of leaf, bark, root
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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REMEDY

FOR ARTHRITIS AND ACHES CAUSED BY OLD AGE, ETC. - 10 TO 12 OUNCES OF
MAJORANA BOILED IN A QUART OF WATER. USED AS A CHASER OR WITH
WHISKEY, TEQUILA, ETC.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL
IN TEXAS. SHE WAS TAUGHT THIS BY HER MOTHER OR GRANDPARENTS,
PRIMARILY HER GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): MARJORAM? HERB? ; PLANT SPICE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Flavoring
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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A TRADITION ON VISITING A NEW HOME IS TO BRING A LOAF OF BREAD SO
THEY WON'T GO HUNGRY, A BOTTLE OF WINE SO THEY WON'T GO THIRSTY, AND
SOME SALT FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.17

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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IN A BAR, IF A CUSTOMER PUTS HIS EMPTY GLASS ALONGSIDE THE WOODEN
EDGE OF THE COUNTER IT SIGNALS TO THE BARTENDER THAT HE WILL HAVE
ANOTHER OF WHAT HE HAS BEEN DRINKING. THE BARTENDER WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BRING THE DRINK, VERBAL TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
Food Drink -- MenuService
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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FARMER'S DRINK

SWAMP ROOT - A HERB, IN POOR ALCOHOL USED AS A TONIC BUT FARMERS
USED IT TO GET DRUNK.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage

Date learned: 02-11-1971

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POLISH HIGHBALL

A POLISH HIGHBALL CONSISTS OF THE DRINKER DRINKING A SHOT OF
WHISKEY AND THEN HAVING A MUG OF BEER AS A CHASER. THE BEER NEED
NOT BE CHUGGED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Non-alcoholic cereal beverage N444.2
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Distilled

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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DEPTH CHARGE

A DEPTH CHARGE CONSISTS OF A MUG OF BEER IN WHICH A SHOT GLASS
FULL OF WHISKEY IS DROPPED IN. THE DRINKER THEN MUST CHUG THE
CONTENTS OF THE MUG.

Submitter comment: HE REMARKED THAT THE MIXTURE OF A SHOT PLUS THE FACT HE MUST CHUG
THE MUG CAN MAKE ONE VERY DRUNK VERY FAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING GAME?

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Distilled

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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BOILERMAKER

A BOILERMAKER IS A DRINK CONSISTING OF A MUG OF BEER WITH A SHOT OF
WHISKEY IN IT. SOME PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO HAVE CALLED THIS A
DEPTH CHARGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Distilled

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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FOLK FOODS.

SANGRIA: ONE BOTTLE OF WINE; CLARET OR BURGANDY. PUT WINE
IN A CONTAINER. PUT TWO ORANGES SLICED SIDEWISE IN ORDER TO KEEP
THE RIND. TWO LEMONS SLICED THE SAME WAY. SUGAR 1/4 CUP. LEAVE
ALL THIS IN THE REFRIGERATOR OVER NIGHT. NEXT DAY, ADD 1/2 CUP
OF CUANTRO- ORANGE LIQUER, OR 1/2 CUP OF BRANDY.
BEFORE SERVING, PUT ONE QUART OF SODA WATER TO WINE AND STIR.
ADD ANOTHER TO THE SECOND SERVING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS AN OLD FAMILY WINE RECIPE FROM MY MOTHER'S FAMILY. SHE
AT FIRST SHE DIDN'T WANT TO DISCLOSE THE SECRET, BUT SHE FINALLY
TOLD ME.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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BULLSHIT

"I THE PRINCE OF WALES SAY HORSESHIT"
"BULLSHIT"
"WHO SHIT?"
"RABBITSHIT"
"BULLSHIT"
"WHO SHIT?"

Submitter comment: IN THIS DRINKING GAME EACH PERSON CHOOSES A NAME
FOR EXAMPLE, HORSESHIT, COWSHIT, ETC. THE NAME MUST
BE THAT OF AN ANIMAL FOLLOWED BY THE WORD SHIT.
THE GAME FOLLOWS THAT WHENEVER YOUR NAME IS CALLED
YOU MUST REPLY WITH "BULLSHIT"
THE OTHER PERSON THAN ASKS, "WHO SHIT?" AND THE PERSON IS EXPECTED
TO SAY ONE OF THE OTHER PERSONS' ANIMAL NAMES.
WHENEVER SOMEONE MAKES A MISTAKE THEY MUST CHUG THEIR BEER,
OR WHATEVER THEY ARE DRINKING AND THEN BEGIN THE
GAME AGAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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CARDINAL PUFF

HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF, NUMBER ONE, FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT
HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF PUFF NUMBER TWO, FOR THE SECOND TIME TONIGHT
HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF PUFF PUFF NUMBER THREE FOR THE THIRD AND
FINAL TIME TONIGHT.
ONCE A CARDINAL, ALWAYS A CARDINAL

Submitter comment: TO BEGIN THIS GAME YOU MUST BE SEATED IN FRONT OF A TABLE
THE PLAYER MUST HAVE A FULL GLASS OF EITHER BEER OR SOME ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGE IN FRONT OF THEM.
TO MAKE THIS GAME VALID, TWO WITNESSES MUST BE PRESENT
WHO ARE ALREADY CARDINALS THEMSELVES.
FOR EACH LINE OF THIS GAME THERE IS AN ACTION THAT MUST BE PERFORMED.
EVERYTHING IS DONE ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER YOU ARE ON.
AFTER THE PLAYER HAS SAID, "HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF, NUMBER
ONE, FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT,
BEGINNING WITH HIS LEFT INDEX FINGER,
HE MUST HIT THE SURFACE OF THE TABLE,
THEN WITH HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER HE DOES THE SAME.
THE ACTION IS THEN REPEATED, ALWAYS BEGINNING WITH THE LEFT,
THIS TIME HITTING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TABLE.
THE PLAYER THEN STOMPS THE FLOOR WITH HIS LEFT FOOT ONCE
AND THEN WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT ONCE.
THE PLAYER THEN STANDS UP FROM HIS SEAT ONCE AND SITS DOWN.
NEXT THE PLAYER MUST LIFT HIS GLASS WITH HIS LEFT
INDEX FINGER AND THUMB AND HIT THE TABLE SURFACE ONCE
WITH THE BOTTOM OF THE GLASS.
THEN, HOLDING THE GLASS IN THE SAME MANNER HE
MUST TAKE ONE SWIG FROM HIS DRINK.
THE NEXT LINE OF THE GAME IS THEN SAID,
HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF PUFF, NUMBER TWO,
FOR THE SECOND TIME TONIGHT,
THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS THEN REPEATED WITH THE
FINGERS, FEET, AND GLASS.
EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE IN TWO'S
STRIKING THE TABLE TWICE, THIS TIME WITH THE FIRST TWO FINGERS,
AND THEN DOING THE SAME WITH THE OTHER HAND.
THIS IS FOLLOWED BY STOMPING THE FLOOR TWICE WITH EACH FOOT AND
THEN STANDING AND SITTING TWICE.
HE THEN LIFTS HIS GLASS WITH THE FIRST TWO FINGERS AND
HITS THE TABLE TWICE, FOLLOWED BY TWO SWIGS FROM THE DRINK.
THE THIRD LINE OF THE GAME IS THEN SAID,
HERE'S TO CARDINAL PUFF PUFF PUFF, NUMBER THREE
FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL TIME TONIGHT.
ONCE AGAIN THE PROCESS IS REPEATED WITH THE FINGER, FEET, AND GLASS.
THIS TIME EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE IN THREE'S.
WHEN YOU GET TO THE THIRD STEP AND LIFT THE GLASS TO DRINK
THREE SWIGS MUST BE TAKEN AND THE LAST ONE MUST FINISH THE DRINK.
THE GLASS IS THEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WITH YOUR LEFT HAND COVERING IT
AND THE PLAYER SAYS, "ONCE A CARDINAL ALWAYS A CARDINAL."
THE TWO WITNESSES ARE THERE TO WATCH AND LISTEN FOR MISTAKES.
ANY MISTAKE MEANS THE PLAYER MUST GUZZLE THE REST OF HIS DRINK.
REFILL IT AND BEGIN AGAIN.
THE PLAYER IS NOT ALLOWED TO BEGIN WHERE HE LEFT OFF.
IF THE PLAYER FINISHES WITH NO MISTAKES, HE IS CONSIDERED
A CARDINAL FOR LIFE.
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD
OF ABOUT THIS GAME.
WHENEVER I HAVE PLAYED THIS GAME IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT
TO HAVE THE WITNESSES THERE AND TO MAKE SURE THE PLAYERS BEGIN AGAIN
WHENEVER A MISTAKE IS MADE.

Where learned: VERMONT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage

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INVITE HIM TO THE WEDDING AND HE DRINKS TO YOUR WEDDING NEXT YEAR.
TRANSLATION OF GREEK TEXT ON THE 5 X 8 CARD

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT THE PERSON WILL DRINK SO MUCH TO EXCESS
THAT HE WOULD
HAVE ENOUGH LIQUOR IN HIM TO BE DRUNK IF YOUR WEDDING WAS ONE YEAR
FROM THE DATE IT ACTUALLY WAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DRUNKENNESS

Subject headings: Favorites
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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WHISKEY BEFORE BEER HAVE NO FEAR.
BUT BEER BEFORE WHISKEY MIGHTY RISKY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; WARNING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.447
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001950S

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A BLACK CUSTOM KNOWN TO MY FATHER IS THAT ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
SHOULD NEVER BE CONSUMED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER, EATING
ANY KIND OF MELON.

Submitter comment:

BLACK CUSTOM

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AFRO-AMERICAN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001940S

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RECIPE--KALLALOO

KALLALOO IS A NATIVE DISH (CUISINE) IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
IT IS PREPARED BY THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
(1) WASH THE SPINACH AND CUT IT INTO PIECES.
(2) CLEAN AND SEASON THE CRAB AND FISH.
(3) ADD STRIPS OF BACON.
(4) ADD "FUNGI", WHICH IS COMPOSED OF CORN MEAL AND OKRA.
(5) PUT ALL THE ABOVE ITEMS IN A PAN AND ALLOW THEM TO SIMMER OR
COOK.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAID THAT THE NEXT DAY (AFTER KALLALOO HAS BEEN
DIGESTED) EXPECT "MASSIVE BOWEL MOVEMENTS" OR DIARRHEA.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; SAINT JOHN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001970S

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BEFORE GOING ON A MISSION OR A TRAINING PROGRAM, ALL MEN IN
THE UNIT DRINK AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CALLED A SQWATT.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; MARINES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage

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"THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN" IN "THREE NEGRO CLASSICS"

I HAVE ALREADY STATED THAT IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HOUSE THERE
WAS A CHINESE RESTAURANT. THE CHINAMAN WHO KEPT IT DID
AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD BUSINESS; FOR SHOP-SUEY WAS A
FAVOURITE DISH AMONG THE FREQUENTERS OF THE PLACE. IT IS A FOOD
THAT, SOMEHOW, HAS THE POWER OF ABSORBING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS
THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO THE STOMACH. I HAVE HEARD MEN CLAIM
THAT THEY COULD SOBER UP ON SHOP-SUEY.

Where learned: AVON BOOKS, N.P., DISCUSS BOOKS, P. 449

Keyword(s): CHOP SUEY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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