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JOKES

DID YOU SEE THE NEW HELEN KELLER DOLL?
WIND IT UP AND IT BUMPS INTO EVERYTHING.

James Callow Keyword(s): BLINDNESS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Joke: Off-Color

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE NEW HELEN KELLER DOLL?
YOU WIND IT UP AND IT WALKS INTO WALLS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-2010 by TRD

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HELEN KELLER WAS DEAF AND BLIND
 

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

James Callow Keyword(s): BLINDNESS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00001972 (SUMMER)

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RIDDLE

Q: WITHOUT EARS, WITHOUT EYES IT LEADS THE BLIND.
A: A CANE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q) BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NEVER KISS BY THE GARDEN GATE,
FOR LOVE IS BLAND, (SIC) BUT THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; BLIND ; GOSSIP ; PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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Saying

Blind as a bat.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Bat ; BLIND ; Language ; METAPHOR ; Saying ; SIMILE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words

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PROVERB: DENSITY

SHE CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Keyword(s): BLINDNESS TO THE OBVIOUS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE LAIRD OF LENOX

A VERY THIN MAN WITH WHITE, SIGHTLESS EYES, RED SKINNED,
AND DRESSED IN STUART-TARTAN, EKED OUT A LIVING BY
BLOWING ON A BIG TIN WHISTLE. NOBODY EVER KNEW THE
TUNES THAT THE "LAIRD" PLAYED, BUT ALWAYS BEFORE
BEGINNING HIS RECITAL, HE WOULD REMARK: "WHO GAVE
ME THIS LONESOME WHISTLE?" "AH, I MIND NOO! THE
LAIRD OF LENNOX."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSICIAN, FLUTE BLIND MAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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THE LAIRD OF LENOX

A VERY THIN MAN WITH WHITE, SIGHTLESS EYES, RED SKINNED,
AND DRESSED IN STUART-TARTAN, EKED OUT A LIVING BY
BLOWING ON A BIG TIN WHISTLE. NOBODY EVER KNEW THE
TUNES THAT THE "LAIRD" PLAYED, BUT ALWAYS BEFORE
BEGINNING HIS RECITAL, HE WOULD REMARK: "WHO GAVE
ME THIS LONESOME WHISTLE?" "AH, I MIND NOO! THE
LAIRD OF LENNOX."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSICIAN, FLUTE BLIND MAN STUART: ALTERNATE SPELLING: STEWART

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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WHY DOES HELEN KELLER HAVE PURPLE FINGERS? SHE HEARD IT THROUGH
THE GRAPEVINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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HOW DID HELEN KELLER BURN HER HAND? SHE WAS READING A WAFFLE IRON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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WHY DOES HELEN KELLER PLAY THE PIANO WITH ONE HAND?
SHE SINGS WITH THE OTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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A PIECE OF PAPER WITH HOLES PUNCHED IN IT IS USED FOR THIS JOKE.
PERSON TELLING JOKE WOULD STARE, AND RUB FINGERS OVER BUMPS IN
PAPER, HUMMING A TUNE. PERSON LISTENING WOULD ASK, "WHAT'S
THAT?", ANSWER, "HELEN KELLER SINGING AND READING MUSIC."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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HOW DOES HELEN KELLER'S MOTHER PUNISH HELEN?
SHE MOVES THE FURNITURE AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 01-30-1972

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HOW COME HELEN KELLER PLAYS THE PIANO WITH ONLY ONE HAND?
SHE SINGS WITH THE OTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLIND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 01-30-1972

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Joke: Off-Color

How did Helen Keller burn her fingers?

She was reading a waffle iron

Data entry tech comment:

Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer who lived from 1880-1968. She was deaf and blind.

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Keyword(s): BLIND ; BLINDNESS ; BRAILLE ; DEAF ; Distasteful ; IRON ; JOKE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Belief: Animal

Catty Belief:

Blue eyed cats are deaf

(They are usually green eyed)

Submitter comment:

The date 11/7/69 is written in tiny numbers on the bottom left hand of the card.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P500] crossed out. Replaced with Current Classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BLIND ; BLINDNESS ; Blue ; CAT ; COLOR ; Eye ; eye color ; Green

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

Love is Blind

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Emotions ; HEART ; LOVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't see the forest for the trees.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Forest ; Outlook ; Proximity ; TREES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man, as he picked up the hammer and saw.

Submitter comment:

Heard frequently in New Brighton, MInn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; TOOLS ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man, as he took up his hammer and saw.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; Hammer ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; TOOLS ; VERSE ; Wellerism

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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