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I LOVE COFFEE,
I LOVE TEA,
I LOVE THE BOYS,
AND THE BOYS LOVE ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BOAST SEX ; ITERATION INITIAL ; RHYME: MASCULINE

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

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN EMPTY BARREL MAKES THE MOST NOISE.

Submitter comment: FROM HER SOUTHERN GRANDMOTHER FOR SOMEONE WHO TALKS TOO MUCH.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BOASTING ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

AN EMPTY SACK CAN'T STAND STRAIGHT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): BOASTING ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

AN EMPTY WAGON RATTLES MOST.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): BOASTING? ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

REMEMBER THE GIRL FROM THE CITY
REMEMBER THE GIRL FROM THE TOWN
BUT REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED THIS BOOK
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: HOME ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BOAST ; FRIENDSHIP ; HUMOR ; INDIRECTION ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE

James Callow Keyword(s): AMPHIMACERS IN FIRST LINE ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; TYPOGRAPHICAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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RETORT

WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU HAVE A MATCH, YOU CHEERILY ANSWER BACK:
"YEAH, DAFFY DUCK AND SPIRO AGNEW." OR "SURE -- ME AND SUPERMAN."

Submitter comment: I OBTAINED THIS ONE WITHOUT EVEN ASKING FOR IT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAG BOAST ; CARTOON CHARACTER DAFFY DUCK ANIMAL ; VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: SPIRO AGNEW

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Do you have a match? No, not since Superman died.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): BOAST ; BRAG ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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