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BATMAN JOKE

WHY DID BATMAN GO TO THE BATCAVE?
TO GO TO THE BAT-ROOM.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS BROTHER, JOE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; FICTIONAL PERSON ; TELEVISION AND COMIC BOOK PERSONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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COMET. IT MAKES YOUR BREATH SO CLEAN.
COMET. IT TASTES LIKE KEROSENE.
COMET. IT MAKES YOU VOMIT,
SO BUY SOME COMET AND VOMIT TODAY!

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMET IS A BATHROOM CLEANSER.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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SONG

COMET, IT MAKES YOUR TEETH TURN GREEN.
COMET, IT TASTES LIKE LISTERINE.
COMET, WILL MAKE YOUR VOMIT.
SO GET SOME COMET
AND VOMIT TODAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS SONG FROM A FRIEND IN SCHOOL. A FRIEND
OF HERS IS THE ONE WHO WROTE IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMET IS A BATHROOM CLEANSER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 00001978CA

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IN RURAL COMMUNITIES, THE OUTHOUSE IS CALLED THE "DAISY," AND THE
CONTENTS ARE CALLED "HONEY," WHICH MUST BE BURNED ONCE A WEEK.

Submitter comment: REMEMBERED FROM HER CHILDHOOD HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BATHROOM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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Jokes

A man walked into a rest-room and seen a ten dollar bill laying on a table. As he picked it up and started to put it ini his pocket he heard a weird voice say: "I'm the ghost of Betty Grable and I say the ten dollar bill stays on the table." The man grew frightened, threw the ten dollar bill back on the table and ran out.

Another man walked in , picked up the ten dollar bill and started to walk out. Again the voice came and repeated the same line. The man laughed and put the ten dollar bill back on the table and walked out. A third man came in and picked up the ten dollar bill and put it in his pocket. As he was leaving he heard the haunting voice say: "I'm the ghost of Betty Grable and I say the ten dollar bill stays on the table." The man smiled, and said: "*I am the ghost of Davy Crockett, and I say the ten dollar bill stays in my pocket!"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B667] crossed out and replaced with B660

Editing marks for spelling errors. ( crossed out an errant tin the word laughed).

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): Anecdote ; BATHROOM ; Betty Grable ; Davy Crockett ; GHOST ; GHOSTLY VOICES ; Jest ; MONEY ; Voice ; Wit

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Don't it make you mad,

Don't it get your goat,

To get in the bathroom

Without the soap?

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; BATHROOM ; Goat ; Mad ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Soap ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Vocabulary

Visiting Mrs. Murphy is another way of saying going to the restroom.

Data entry tech comment:

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Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; EUPHEMISM ; Murphy ; Nickname ; Restroom ; VISITING ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Taunt

Fatty, fatty, two by four. Can't get through the bathroom door. So he did it on the floor.

Submitter comment:

Friends

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Orignal BN [S570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; Bowels ; Door ; Fat ; Fatty ; Floor ; INSULT ; JOKE ; Large ; RHYME ; SIZE ; TAUNT ; URINATE ; WEIGHT

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

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