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PROVERB

WHEN YOU ARE CLOSE TO RED YOU BECOME RED.
WHEN YOU ARE CLOSE TO BLACK YOU BECOME BLACK.

Submitter comment: YOU CAN TELL A MAN BY HIS FRIENDS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS BIRDS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-20-1965

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Flock ; Homogeneous ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The B in the word Birds is underlined.

Original BN [V600, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): BIRD ; BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

Submitter comment:

This originated from mother of informant

The name Mrs. Lucy Perry is crossed out from the top right hand corner of the submission card

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200, C880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Equality ; Fair Play ; FOWL ; Gander ; Goose ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

People with the same interests usually go around together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; Group ; Homogeneous ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Same ; Together ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, Ohio as well as in MI.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Feather ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Relationship ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Flock ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather, flock together.

Submitter comment:

From my mother.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Company ; Feather ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Flock ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Similar ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Company ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

INformant heard this from his grandmother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together.

Submitter comment:

Variations:

SEE DORSON: BUYING THE WIND No. 1809

If you travel with wolves, you've got to howl with them. When in Rome do as the Romans do; If you travel in fast company, you've got to keep step or drop out; Do as the rest do.  p.142

 

I have heard this provrb from my mother and other people since childhood.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRDS ; Feather ; Flock ; FRIENDSHIP ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Relationship ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Yours, till airplanes lay eggs.

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Keyword(s): AIRPLANES ; Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; BIRDS ; Devotion ; Eggs ; HUMOR ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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WHY DO BIRDS FLY SOUTH?
BECAUSE IT'S TOO FAR TO WALK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Fly ; JOKE ; RIDDLE ; South ; Walk

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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Prose-Weather

When you hear the first whipoorwhill call, its the right time to plant the corn.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; BIRDS ; CORN ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; PLANT ; Prose

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire

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