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DAIRY FARMER HANDSHAKE

ONE PERSON INTERLOCKS THE FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS WITH HIS
THUMBS HANGING DOWN. THE OTHER PERSON GRABS THE THUMBS
AND PULLS THEM LIKE HE IS MILKING THEM.

Where learned: CYO CAMP

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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A.D.A. HANDSHAKE

YOU RHYTHMICALLY SQUEEZE SOMEONE'S HAND WHILE SHAKING IT
AND SAY "AMERICAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION, GLAD TO MEET YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CYO CAMP ; CARSONVILLE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 00001970 SUMMER

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LUMBERJACK HANDSHAKE

ONE PERSON STICKS OUT HIS FIST WITH HIS THUMB STICKING UP.
THE OTHER PERSON WRAPS HIS FIST AROUND THE THUMB AND
STICKS UP HIS THUMB. THEY EACH PUT THEIR OTHER HAND ON
IN THE SAME WAY. THEN THEY MOVE THEIR HANDS BACK AND FORTH
LIKE THEY'RE USING A SAW.

Where learned: CYO CAMP

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
SPEECH -- Body parts involved
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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MOCK HANDSHAKE

WHILE SHAKING HANDS ONE SQUEEZES THE OTHER'S
HAND AND SAYS, "HI, I'M FROM THE MICHIGAN MILK
PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION."

Data entry tech comment: GIVING THE MILKING HANDSHAKE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU A SOB-STORY YOU RUB YOUR INDEX
FINGER AND THUMB TOGETHER AND ASK THEM IF THEY KNOW
WHAT IT MEANS. THEN YOU TELL THEM THAT IT'S THE
WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN PLAYING "MY HEART BLEEDS
FOR YOU."

Where learned: GARDEN CITY ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SARCASM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Mock sympathy and mock enthusiasm
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PLACING THE TWO FINGERS NEXT TO YOUR THUMB ON YOUR
RIGHT HAND IN THE FORM OF A "V" OVER YOUR LEFT
SHOULDER: SIGN FOR DRAG RACING.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 09-30-1968

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GESTURE JOKE

WHAT'S THE OTHER HALF OF THIS? (CUPPED HAND WITH FINGERS
SPREAD).
THE ANSWER IS THE SAME...CUPPED HAND WITH FINGERS
SPREAD IN REVERSE DIRECTION.

Data entry tech comment: DIAGRAM ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

James Callow Keyword(s): NON-OPPOSITIONAL LITERAL

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1965

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GESTURE JOKE

YOU ASK "WHAT IS THIS? ACCOMPANIED WITH THE GESTURE:
INDEX FINGER OF LEFT HAND TOPPED BY BUNCHED FINGERS
OF RIGHT HAND.
ANSWER: A SPIDER ON TOP A FLAG POLE.

Data entry tech comment: DIAGRAM ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1965

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SAYING PLUS GESTURE

SEE THE MAN ACROSS THE STREET (FOREFINGER IS PASSED
UNDER THE NOSE).
WITH STRIPES DOWN HIS PANTS (FOREFINGER IS RUBBED DOWN
TROUSER LEG).

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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A FAVORITE GESTURE TO TRICK A NEW PERSON YOU MEET
IS TO LOOK UP AT THE SKY (WHEN NOTHING IS THERE)
AND TO SHAKE YOUR HEAD AS IF SOMETHING IS WRONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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TONGUE AND CHEEK GESTURE

AFTER SAYING SOMETHING FUNNY (JOKE, ETC.) STICK
YOUR TONGUE INTO YOUR CHEEK SYMBOLIZING TONGUE &
CHEEK HUMOR.

Data entry tech comment: TONGUE IN CHEEK HUMOR

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JOKE-GESTURE ABOUT STRONG MEN, ON HOW THEY USE ANY
EXCUSE TO SHOW OFF. EXAMPLE IS POINTING GESTURE:
THEY FLEX THEIR ARM THEN TURN WRIST AND THEN POINT.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- S236
SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun

Worry, Worry, Worry

(The absence of period after final "fun" is the crux of the joke.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN [S682] submitted by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200] crossed out. V300? written at bottom of card.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; JOKE ; PREGNANCY ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
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