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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPOUND VERB: LOW CRAWL ; INCEST INFANTICIDE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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TAKE A DIVE

I WORKED IN A BAKERY IN PORT HURON ONE SUMMER WHERE I LEARNED THAT
THE TERM FOR BEING ABSENT OR MISSING A DAY OF WORK IS "TO TAKE A
DIVE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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TITS

ACCORDING TO INFORMANT WHO IS STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, A
COLLEGE STUDENT (MALE) WILL REFER TO SOMETHING AS BEING "TITS" WHEN
MEANING GREAT, FANTASTIC, OR WONDERFUL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMALE BREASTS=TITS?

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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MARINE CORPS

A GRUNT--HE IS THE COMMON FOOT SOLDIER, HAD ITS ORIGINS IN
THE SOUND HE WOULD MAKE BENDING OVER A LOG TO TAKE A CRAP ON
FIELD. IN POLITER WORDS, THE BATTLEFIELD BOWEL MOVEMENT.
WIDESPREAD USE WITHIN THE MARINE CORPS, BUT NOT ON THE
OUTSIDE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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MARINE CORPS

BLOUSE:MEANING "SHIRT". A CANDY-ASS TERM, BUT WIDELY USED.
"CANDY-ASS": PRIM AND PROPER. USUALLY USED IN REFERRING TO
OFFICERS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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MARINE CORPS

GUNG HO:HAS COME TO MEAN SOMEONE WHO IS COMPLETELY DEDICATED
TO EVERYTHING IN THE MARINE CORPS - A COMPANY MAN. HE WOULD
BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT WAS SPOONFED TO HIM. HE IS SOMEONE
YOU WOULD WANT TO AVOID BECAUSE HE WOULD WANT TO WORK YOUR ASS
OFF. NOT MEANT TO BE OVERTLY DEROGATORY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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MARINE CORPS

SLOP CHUTE: THE UNIVERSAL TERM FOR THE BASE ENLISTED MAN'S BEER

Submitter comment: SAME HALL. THE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND THE NONCOMS BOTH HAVE
THEIR PLUSH CLUBS. THE ENLISTED MAN'S IS APPROPRIATELY FOUR WALLS
WITH A BAR. INFORMANT WAS DRILL INSTRUCTOR IN MARINE CORPS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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A DINING ROOM IN A JESUIT RESIDENCE IS NEVER CALLED A DINING ROOM,
BUT ALWAYS IS CALLED A REFECTORY. THIS MIGHT BE A HOLDOVER FROM
DAYS WHEN ONLY LATIN WAS SPOKEN IN JESUIT HOUSES.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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JESUITS

AMONG JESUIT NOVICES, CERTAIN NAMES WERE TRADITIONAL FOR JOBS THAT
THEY HAD TO PERFORM. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MANUDUCTOR-ASSIGNS ALL OTHER JOBS AND IS THE BOSS
DUX-IN CHARGE OF CLEANUP AFTER MEALS IN THE KITCHEN
SLAVES-THOSE ON DINNER CLEANUP AND UNDER THE DUX'S CONTROL
VERRATOR-IN CHARGE OF CLEANING HALLS, STAIRS, ALL ROOMS IN THE HOUSE
PROBATIONER-IN CHARGE OF PUTTING FOOD AWAY AFTER MEALS
BALNEATOR-RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING THE SHOWERS

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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MARINE CORPS

MICKEY MOUSE-ANYTHING THAT HAD TO DO WITH "SPIT AND POLISH", YOUR
PERSONAL GEAR, PERSONAL APPEARANCE. A COMMON WIDELY APPLIED TERM
REFERRING TO THE POSTER BOARD SOLDIER; NEAT, PROPER AND TRIM.
READY TO PASS INSPECTION, A REAL PAIN IN THE ASS, LOT OF HOGWASH,
SOMETHING WITH NO PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN THE FIELD. ANY UNNECES-
SARY WORK, GIVEN TO KEEP BUSY. NEVER USED IN REGARDS TO CLEANING
YOUR RIFLE BECAUSE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON THAT OUT IN THE FIELD.

James Callow comment: BY 1978 "MICKEY MOUSE" WAS BEING USED ON CAMPUS
AND ELSEWHERE TO CHARACTERIZE THINGS AS CHEAP,
LOW-GRADE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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MARINE CORPS

SHITTING EAGLE-A COLONEL IN THE MARINES. THERE ARE VERY FEW HIGH
RANKING OFFICERS IN THE MARINE CORPS IN COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER
SERVICES, SO A COLONEL IS REALLY BIG GUNS - HE IS GOD. WITH THE
BLINK OF AN EYE HE CAN SHIT ALL OVER YOU(PROBABLE ORIGIN), NOT THAT
HE WOULD, BUT MORE THAT HE COULD.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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"GREEN GIRL"

THE O.D. GREEN BLANKET DISTRIBUTED TO ALL CADETS IS CALLED A "GREEN
GIRL". WHEN A CADET GOES OUT WITH HIS BLANKET UNDER HIS ARM , ALL
CADETS KNOW THAT HE WILL BE IN THE WOODS WITH HIS GIRL THAT NIGHT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST POINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Folk etymology
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
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Date learned: 00-00-1971

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NAME

HEAD: } THIS IS THE NAME GIVEN BY THE SEAGOING SERVICES FOR A }
BATHROOM.
ROOM. IT IS IN SUCH COMMON USE, THAT MANY MILITARY MEN USE THIS
TERM EVEN WHEN OFF DUTY IN A CIVILIAN SITUATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-27-1972

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NAMES

GEDUNK OR GUIDUNK: } A NAME USED FOR A SNACKBAR ON A MILITARY }
INSTALLATION BY MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS SEA GOING SERVICES. I HAVE
SEEN BOTH OF THESE SPELLING USED.

Submitter comment: I WAS PERFECTLY SERIOUS IN MY USE OF THIS TERM, AS IT IS COMMON
MILITARY SLANG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 09-27-1972

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WHILE IN A TRUCK STOP ON DETROIT'S EAST SIDE WITH A LONG DISTANCE
TOWING DRIVER NAMED FRANK OF DETROIT TOWING WHO WAS TOWING MY
REA TRUCK. HE REFERRED TO COFFEE AS BLACK JOE. THIS INSTANCE OCCURRED
IN JUNE 1969

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 12-01-1972

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TOURIST NAMING

THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY RUN VARIOUS TOURS THROUGH ITS ROUGE
PLANT, MR. BARRY IS THE SENIOR GUIDE ON THE STAF.
OF COURSE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE TAKEN THE FORD TOUR.
THE GUIDE STAFF TENDS TO GIVE THE VARIOUS GROUPS PET NAMES.
ONCE MR. BARRY HAD A FARM PARTY FROM INDIANA, AND THEIR NAME
WAS HERMAN, WELL THE NAME STUCK, AND WHENEVER ANYONE WITH A
FARM OR BUMPKIN APPEARANCE TAKES A TOUR, THE GUIDES REFER TO
THEM AS HERMANS.

Submitter comment: THUS THE INFORMANT INVENTED THE TERM AND IT HAS BECOME A
TRADITIONAL WORD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

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TRADITIONAL WORDS

EIGHTY-SIX.

Submitter comment: THE PHRASE WHICH WAS PICKED UP WAS EIGHTY-SIX. TO EIGHTY-SIX
SOMETHING MEANT TO 1, IGNORE IT, OR 2, THROW IT AWAY. THERE IS ALSO
A TRADITIONAL TALE ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE TERM. IT IS BELIEVED TO
HAVE COME FROM AN OLD BARTENDER'S TERM. WHEN THE BARTENDER SAW THAT
SOMEONE WAS DRUNK, HE WOULD PASS THE WORD TO EIGHTY-SIX THAT MAN.
THAT WOULD MEAN EITHER CALL THE POLICE, WHOSE ADDRESS WAS 86TH ST.
OR TO GIVE THE MAN 86 PROOF LIQUOR, RATHER THAN 100 PROOF.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; NUMBER ; THREAT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT ALLOWED ENTRANCE INTO A DRINKING
ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF SOME PREVIOUS MISDOINGS IS SAID TO BE
"BARRED" FROM THE PREMISES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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A "SHELL" IS A GLASS OF DRAFT BEER. WHEN DRAFT BEER IS POURED IN
LARGER GOBLET LIKE GLASSES IT IS CALLED A "BOOMBA."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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SALESMAN'S TRADITION

METHODS OF DETERMINING A "MOOCK"
1) ALL HOUSE TRIM AND MAILBOX PAINTED ONE COLOR, USUALLY BRIGHT
2) NEW CAR OR CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY
3) UNKEMPT LAWN
4) "PECKER TRACKS"( SIGNS OF KIDS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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