RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for Poli returned 254 results.

prev | items
| next

Entry filtered.

POLLACK JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

A POLLACK KILLED HIMSELF SMOKING A CIGARETTE NEAR A CLIFF.
HE THREW THE WRONG BUTT OVER THE CLIFF

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN BUTTOCKS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 12-00-1974

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLLACK JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

NAACP REALLY STANDS FOR: NIGGERS ARE ACTUALLY COLORED POLLACKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- NEGR
BELIEF -- Poli
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 12-00-1974

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLLACK JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

A POLLACK KILLED HIMSELF RUNNING HIS CAR OVER A CLIFF.
HE WANTED TO TEST HIS AIR BRAKES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 12-00-1974

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT EVEL KNEIVELSKI? HE TRIED TO JUMP OVER 17
MOTORCYCLES IN A MACK TRUCK.

Submitter comment:

THIS JOKE WAS POPULAR AROUND THE TIME OF EVEL KNEIVEL'S ATTEMPTED
MOTORCYCLE JUMP OVER THE SNAKE RIVER CANYON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: CA09101974

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHY COULDN'T THE POLACK EAT PICKLES? BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GET HIS
HEAD IN THE JAR:

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 01-10-1973

View just this record

Entry filtered.

NONE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU GET A POLACK FRUSTRATED? ANSWER: I DON'T
KNOW, HOW DO YOU GET A POLACK FRUSTRATED? QUESTIONER: (NO REPLY)
THE QUESTIONER DOES NOT ANSWER, MAKING THE ANSWERER FRUSTRATED.
(ANOTHER JOKE) IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT VITO'S WIFE WAS
EXPECTING. ONE DAY VITO WALKED INTO A LOCAL BAR WITH A SHOTGUN
IN HIS HAND. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY ANGRY. A CLOSE FRIEND WALKED UP
AND SAID, "VITO, WHY DO YOU LOOK SO MAD? DID YOUR WIFE HAVE THE
BABY? " " SHE HAD TRIPLETS" WAS THE REPLY. " THEN WHY ARE YOU
SO MAD?" "I'M LOOKING FOR THE OTHER TWO GUYS."

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: CA03001974

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

THERE WERE TWO POLLACKS BUILDING A HOUSE. ONE WAS NAILING THE BOARDS
UP WHILE THE OTHER ONE CUT THEM. THE ONE WHO WAS NAILING KEPT CURSING
AND THROWING NAILS AWAY. THE SECOND POLLACK BECAME CURIOUS AND ASKED
HIM WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE SAID THAT SOME OF THE NAILS HAD THE HEAD
ON THE WRONG END AND HE COULDN'T USE THEM SO HE THREW THEM AWAY. THE
OTHER POLLACK REPRIMANDED HIM FOR THROWING THEM AWAY AND TOLD HIM
THAT HE SHOULD SAVE THEM SINCE THEY COULD BE USED ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE HOUSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SAINT CLAIR

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHAT HAS AN IQ OF ONE?
POLAND

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1973

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLLACK WHO BROKE BOTH LEGS WHILE RAKING
LEAVES?
HE FELL OUT OF THE TREE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; HAZELTON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1973

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

TWO POLLACKS WENT TO TAKE A VOCATIONAL TEST. AFTER THE TEST, THE
FIRST ONE REMARKED THAT IT WAS A HARD TEST AND HE DIDN'T ANSWER MANY
OF THE QUESTIONS. THE SECOND ONE SAID THAT HE HAD THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
HARD BEFORE HE TOOK IT AND SO HE PICKED THE SMARTEST LOOKING PERSON
AT THE TEST TO SIT NEXT TO AND COPIED ALL HIS ANSWERS.

Submitter comment:

THE JOKE, OF COURSE, HERE IS THAT VOCATIONAL TESTS HAVE NO RIGHT OR
WRONG ANSWER BUT ARE DESIGNED TO TELL WHAT TYPE OF JOB YOU WOULD BE
BEST SUITED FOR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SAINT CLAIR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

Entry filtered.

ETHNIC JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE FIFTY PEOPLE THAT DROWNED OFF THE COAST
OF FLORIDA? SOME POLE TRIED TO HIJACK A BUS TO CUBA.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

ETHNIC JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

POLISH PEOPLE SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL TO LEARN WHERE TO PUT
TREES. THEY GO BETWEEN TWOS AND FOURS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ETHNIC PRONUNCIATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-00-1973

View just this record

Entry filtered.

DROODLE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

TWO POLACKS WALKING ABREAST

Submitter comment:

AS WITH ALL DROODLES, THE PICTURE IS SHOWN TO A PERSON, AND HE
IS ASKED "WHAT IS THIS?" AFTER HE GIVES UP, HE IS TOLD.
THIS WAS CIRCULATING AT MY HIGH-SCHOOL, CENTRAL CATHOLIC IN
CANTON, OHIO, IN 1970-71. RECENTLY MY YOUNGER BROTHER, NOW A STUDENT
AT THE SAME SCHOOL, CAME HOME WITH THE SAME DROODLE. ONE WAY THINGS
SUCH AS THIS ARE SPREAD, I BELIEVE, IS THAT STUDENTS PUT THEM ON
THEIR TEXTBOOKS, AND WHEN THEY SELL THE TEXTBOOK THE FOLLOWING YEAR,
SOMEONE NEW PICKS IT UP AND PASSES IT ON.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1973

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

A MAN, WISHING TO BE A POLAK, WENT TO A DOCTOR. HE TOLD HIM OF AN
OPERATION WHEREBY TAKING OUT TWENTY FIVE
PERCENT OF YOUR BRAINS,
YOU WILL BECOME A POLAK. THE MAN AGREED TO IT AND THE OPERATION TOOK
PLACE. TWO WEEKS LATER, THE MAN RETURNED TO HIS DOCTOR. "HOW'S THE
OPERATION?" ASKED THE DOCTOR. "MAMA MIA SOMETHING WENT WRONG!" HE
REPLIED. EVIDENTLY THE DOCTOR REMOVED SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF HIS
BRAINS AND TRANSFORMED HIM INTO A DAGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DEROGATORY SLANG

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 09-22-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE POLISH GROUP MAKING A MARCH ON
WASHINGTON? THE LAST WE HEARD OF THEM THEY WERE FIVE MILES OUT
OF SEATTLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): STATE CONFUSED WITH CITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 09-22-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

THERE WAS A BIG FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN A TEAM OF POLAKS AND A TEAM OF
WAPS, AND WELL INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER, THE SCORE WAS 0 TO 0. A
NEARBY FACTORY THEN BLEW ITS WHISTLE WHEREUPON THE POLAKS LEFT
THE FIELD THINKING IT TO BE THE END OF THE GAME. SIX PLAYS LATER,
THE WAPS SCORED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-17-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNIER THAN A POLAK TRYING TO BUILD A HOUSE IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN? A WAP TRYING TO LAY THE FOUNDATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: ITAL
BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-17-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE POLAK WHO GOT HURT RAKING LEAVES? HE
FELL OUT OF A TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-17-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU TELL A POLISH BRIDE AND GROOM FROM ANY
OTHER BRIDE AND GROOM? ANSWER: FROM HIS BOWLING SHIRT AND HER
BRAIDS UNDER HER ARMS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-23-1972

View just this record

Entry filtered.

POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE POLLACK WHO WENT ICE FISHING AND
BROUGHT HOME FIFTY POUNDS OF ICE AND HOW HIS WIFE TRIED TO COOK
IT AND DROWNED?

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-11-1972

View just this record

prev | items
| next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.