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PROVERB

DON'T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW.

Submitter comment: WHEN A TEENAGER IN NEIGHBORHOOD

James Callow comment: DON'T TAKE ON MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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PROVERB

DON'T BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

James Callow comment: WARNING AGAINST INCAUTIOUS LIVING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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SPRING CHILLS

DON'T CAST YOUR FLOUT TILL MAY IS OOT.

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT FROM HER MOTHER, MRS.
HARRIET MALLINSON IN HER HOME IN GARY, INDIANA. (CIRCA 1925) HER
MOTHER IN TURN LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER, A MRS. SCOT, AS A CHILD
IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CK[ ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION
FLOUT=CLOD PLANTING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

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

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SUPERSTITION

DON'T CHANGE HORSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-06-1971

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A PROVERB

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BIRD ; NUMBERS

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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PROVERB

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BIRD ; NUMBERS

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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CHICKENS

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HATCH.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ; FOOD

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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PROVERB

DON'T COUNT YOUR EGGS BEFORE THEY HATCH.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

DON'T CROSS THE BRIDGE UNTIL YOU REACH IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

DON'T CROSS THE BRIDGE BEFORE YOU COME TO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POLISH PROVERB

DON'T CRY HOP BEFORE YOU JUMP. (TRANSLATION)
NIE KRZYCZ HOP, AZ NIE YORZESKOCGYSG. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: HOP IS AN EXPRESSION USED WHILE JUMPING. MY FATHER KNOWS THIS
FROM POLAND.

Data entry tech comment: JUMP IS AN EXPRESSION USED WHILE HOPPING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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PROVERB

DONT CRY OVER SPILLED MILK.

Submitter comment: FROM MY MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

DON'T CRY OVER SPILT MILK.

Submitter comment: FORGET ABOUT ANYTHING LOST IN THE PAST - IT WON'T BRING IT BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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ITALIAN PROVERB

DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED OIL

Data entry tech comment: ITALIAN VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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PROVERB

DON'T DESPISE THE GIFT BECAUSE IT IS SMALL.

Submitter comment: THE AMERICAN VERSION: GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

DON'T DIG A HOLE FOR OTHERS FOR YOU YOURSELF WILL FALL IN.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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CHASE

DON'T EVER CHASE A BOY OR A STREETCAR. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONE
ALONG IN A MINUTE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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PROVERB

DON'T EVER SAY, FOUNTAIN, I WILL NEVER DRINK YOUR WATER.
DIT JAMAIS, FOUNTAINE, JE BUVERAIS JARAIS TON EAU. (FRENCH)

Submitter comment: OLD SAYING HEARD IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND QUEBEC FROM 1930.

Data entry tech comment: FRENCH CANADIAN

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; NEVER SAY NEVER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

DON'T GET BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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