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AN APPLE

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A SAYING THAT SHE ALWAYS SAYS. SHE HEARD IT WHEN SHE WAS
YOUNG FROM HER PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY WILL KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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PROVERB

(DON'T) ASK A CHILD TO DO A JOB EXCEPT A CHILD'S JOB.

Submitter comment: DON'T EXPECT A CHILD TO DO AN ADULT'S JOB.

Data entry tech comment: CHILDREN, PLEASE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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PROVERB

AS YOU WANDER THROUGH LIFE MY FRIEND
WHATEVER BE YOUR GOAL
KEEP YOUR EYE UPON THE DOUGHNUT
AND NOT UPON THE HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM, NOT PESSIMISM ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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PROVERB

BE A GOOD LISTENER. TALK LESS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IN ITALIAN. SHE LEARNED IT IN ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; POSITIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CONVERSATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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PROVERB

BE A GOOD LISTENER. YOU CANT LEARN MUCH IF YOU DO ALL
OF THE TALKING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT THIS HELPS PEOPLE LEARN THE ART
OF LISTENING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POSITIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CONVERSATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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PROVERB

BE A PROBLEM SEEKER RATHER THAN A PROBLEM SOLVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POSITIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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PROVERB

BE ASHAMED TO CATCH YOURSELF IDLE.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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PROVERB

BEER ON WHISKY, PRETTY RISKY,
WHISKY ON BEER, NEVER FEAR.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS PROVERB FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PARADOX ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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PROVERB

BECOME OLD EARLY IF YOU WISH TO STAY OLD LONG.

Submitter comment: FROM A FELLOW WORKER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PARADOX ; TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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GERMAN PROVERB

BEER AFTER WINE IS VERY FINE;
WINE AFTER BEER, OH DEAR.
BIER AUF WEIN, SCHMECHT UNS FEIN. (GERMAN)
WEIN AUF BIER, GERADE DIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DRINKING ; ELLIPSIS ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-14-1968

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BEFORE YOU MARRY

BEFORE YOU MARRY, LOOK AT THAT WHICH YOU ARE DOING.
ANTES QUE TE CASES, MIRA LO QUE HACES. (SPANISH)

Submitter comment: LEARNED THROUGH THE STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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FRIENDS

LAUGH, THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU,
WEEP, AND YOU WEEP ALONE.
BE GLAD, AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE MANY,
BE SAD, AND YOU LOSE THEM ALL.

Where learned: ALMANAC

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; NOBODY LIKES A CRYBABY! ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

BE HONEST, MAKE FRIENDS AND HELP PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WAS THE PHILOSOPHY OF A MAN HE WORKED FOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1972

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PROVERB

BELIEVE HALF OF WHAT YOU READ AND NONE OF WHAT YOU ARE TOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.00
BELIEF -- Number P686.05
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE GET TO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ANTICIPATION ; OPTIMISM ; WORRY?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERB

CRY OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SUPERSTITION

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT; SATISFACTION BROUGHT IT BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION ; SLANT RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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PROVERB

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IRISH PROVERB

THE DAY OF THE WIND IS NOT THE DAY OF THE SCALLOP.

Submitter comment: SCALLOP REFERS TO TIGHTENING THE THATCH ON A ROOFTOP.

Where learned: GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): FISH?

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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