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POEM

MONKEY SITTING ON THE INDIAN RAIL,
PICKIN HIS TOOTH WITH THE END OF HIS TAIL,
GRASS GREW UP AND TOUCHED HIS BALLS,
AND HE JUMPED IN HIS OVERALLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM OR SLANG: BALLS FOR TESTICLES

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

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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BALL-SMASHING

WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL, IN THE EIGHTH GRADE, ONE VERY
COMMON PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED WAS WHAT TO DO WHEN THE STUDENTS
WERE NOT ALLOWED TO GO OUT ONTO THE PLAYGROUND AFTER LUNCH
BECAUSE OF RAIN. A FEW OF MY FRIENDS SOLVED THIS PROBLEM
BY INVENTING AN INDOOR GAME CALLED "BALL-SMASHING."
THE GAME WAS PLAYED BY A GROUP OF FIVE BOYS. THE OBJECT OF
THE GAME WAS TO SMASH AS MANY OF YOUR OPPONENTS IN THE TESTICLES
WITH ONLY THE HEEL OF YOUR FOOT. ANYONE WHO USED THE TOE WAS
DISQUALIFIED. THE LAST ONE WHO REMAINED ABLE TO PLAY WAS THE
WINNER.

Submitter comment: I NEVER WAS ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME. THE OTHER GUYS WHO SAW ME
WITH MY COMBAT BOOTS ON WHEN IT WAS MY TURN TO PLAY REFUSED TO LET
ME PARTICIPATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAZEL PARK

Keyword(s): BALLS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

Date learned: 00-00-1982

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Toasts

May your eyeballs never cease to stop rolling (Irish).

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Eyeballs ; Irish ; SARCASM ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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AUTHORS AND TITLES

THE LION TAMER'S LAST FIGHT BY CLAUDE BAULS

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Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ; PUNS ; WORDPLAY

James Callow Keyword(s): GONADS ; PUN ON BALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001968

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