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Language: Rhyme

STOP MAKING LOVE AT (NAME'S) GATE,
LOVE IS BLIND, BUT NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

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Updated on 02-22-2011 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Allusion ; BLIND ; Gate ; Neighbor ; PLAY ON WORDS ; Public ; PUN ; RHYME ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): AA ; HUMOR ; PLAY ON PROVERB ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

TWO IS ALWAYS THREE.

Submitter comment: THIS PERTAINS TO THREE DEATHS COMING AFTER ONE ANOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1974

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PROVERB ABOUT LIFE

SAVE THE FLOUR WHEN THE SACK IS FULL. IN OTHER WORDS DON'T WASTE
WHEN YOU HAVE PLENTY.

Submitter comment: SHE STATED THIS BIT OF PHILOSOPHY AS IF SHE FIRMLY BELIEVED IT.

Where learned: DELRAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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PROVERB

THE EMPTY VESSEL MAKES THE GREATEST SOUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body Tattoo
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERB

THE SQUEALING WHEEL GETS THE MOST GREASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPLAINING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERB

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERB

MUCH CRY, LITTLE WOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; SHEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERB

PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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IF YOU LAY DOWN WITH DOGS YOU'LL GET UP WITH FLEAS.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; COMPANY ASSOCIATIONS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-18-1972

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LAY LOWS CATCH MEDDLERS: PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO CURIOUS OR MEDDLESOME
WILL BE CAUGHT.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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TO TAKE OUT AND PUT BACK NEVER EMPTIES THE POT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WARNS TO BEWARE OF THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A
HANDOUT.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): BEGGING CHARITY BEGGARS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PROVERB

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAYS IT MEANS THAT WHAT'S GOOD FOR ONE PERSON IS ALSO GOOD
FOR THE OTHER. INFORMANT BELIEVES THIS TO BE TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY; EVERY CAT HAS HIS NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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WHATS SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE IS SAUCE FOR THE GANDER.

Submitter comment: TOLD ORIGINALLY FROM MRS. SULLIVAN'S GRANDMOTHER. IN OTHER WORDS
WHAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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KEEP A PENNY IN YOUR PURSE SO THE DEVIL WON'T GET IN

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT STATED THAT THIS SAYING WAS TOLD TO HER ONE DAY BY
HER GRANDMOTHER WHEN THEY WERE SHOPPING AND SHE WENT INTO HER PURSE
TO GET SOME CHANGE AND SHE SAID "LEAVE A PENNY IN YOUR PURSE SO THE
DEVIL WON'T GET IN"

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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THE APPLES DON'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

THE APPLES DON'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS TO HER FATHER WHEN HE MAKES A DISPARAGING
REMARK ABOUT HIS OFFSPRING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THAT'S THE SALVE THAT SOOTHES THE SORE

MY GRANDMOTHER THOMPSON, SHE WAS A GREAT ONE FOR PROVERBS, SHE
HAD ONE FOR EVERY OCCASION. ONE SHE SAID A LOT WAS
"THAT'S THE
SALVE THAT SOOTHES THE SORE." SHE'D SAY IT AT ANY TIME, IF
THERE WAS A GOOD MEAL SET BEFORE YOU OR IF SOMEBODY
SAID SOMETHING THAT PLEASED YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S GRANDMOTHER WAS A PRUDISH, VERY RELIGIOUS AND MORAL
WOMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HEARD THIS MANY TIMES ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES IN THE 1940S

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ASSONANCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-14-1972

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EVERY BLADE OF GRASS HAS ITS SHARE OF DEW

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HER FATHER IN 1928 OR 1929

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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MONEY SPEAKS

Submitter comment: ADVICE GIVEN TO INFORMANT BY HER MOTHER IN THE YEAR 1938

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-06-1972

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