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WE MUST, WE MUST,
WE MUST IMPROVE THE BUST.
THE BIGGER THE BETTER,
THE TIGHTER THE SWEATER,
WE MUST IMPROVE THE BUST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANATOMY ; BOSOM BREAST ; FUNCTION GROWING UP ; MONOLOGUE SLANG DIALECT ; REFRAIN, QUATRAIN? ; RHYME: FEMININE, INTERNAL ; RHYME: IMPERFECT, AABBA

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

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THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM YETTA/ WHO FANCIED HERSELF IN A SWETTA/
THREE REASONS SHE HAD/ TO KEEP WARM WAS NOT BAD/ BUT THE OTHER TWO
REASONS WERE BETTA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): INDIRECTION FOR BREASTS ; SWEATER

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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TWO HANDKERCHIEFS

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A LADY WITH A COLD WENT TO A DINNER PARTY AND TOOK WITH HER TWO
HANDKERCHIEFS. ONE SHE TUCKED IN HER BOSOM. AT THE PARTY SHE
STARTED LOOKING LEFT AND RIGHT IN HER BOSOM. SHE SUDDENLY NOTICED
PEOPLE LOOKING AT HER. EMBARRASSED, SHE SAID, "I KNOW I HAD TWO
WHEN I CAME."

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): BREASTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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TITS

ACCORDING TO INFORMANT WHO IS STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, A
COLLEGE STUDENT (MALE) WILL REFER TO SOMETHING AS BEING "TITS" WHEN
MEANING GREAT, FANTASTIC, OR WONDERFUL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMALE BREASTS=TITS?

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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THE CANDY BAR SITUATION

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ONE DAY MR. GOODBAR THOUGHT HE WOULD LIKE A BIT OF HONEY,
SO HE WENT DOWN TO FIFTH AVENUE AND PICKED UP MISS HERSHEY.
THEY WENT BEHIND THE POWERHOUSEE.
MR. GOODBAR SAID, "LET'S PRODUCE 3 MUSKETEERS".
MR. GOODBAR STARTED FEELING HER MOUNDS,
WHICH TO HIM WAS PURE ALMOND JOY.
HE SNICKERED UP HER MILKY WAY.
THEN SHE FELT HIS BUTTERNUTS AND CRIED, "OH HENRY, I AM
FOREVER YOURS".
THE RESULTS, BABY RUTH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISMS FOR BREASTS, VAGINA, AND GONADS ; PUNS ON NAMES OF CANDY BARS ; SEX

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
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Date learned: CA00001977

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT A ZEBRA IS?
IT'S ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE SIZES LARGER THAN AN A-BRA.

Submitter comment: LARRY HEARD IT AT THE TOWN AND GOWN SERIES, FROM A
GROUP CALLED THE ARBORS. (THEATER GROUP)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; CAR

James Callow Keyword(s): BOSOM ; BREAST ; BUST

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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EATING BATTER GIVES YOU BIGGER BOOBS.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY MY GRANDMOTHER WHEN I WAS MAKING PANCAKES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW BUFFALO

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; BOOBS = BREASTS (ASSUMED)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1981 ; 10-14-1987

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BIG BOSOMED WOMEN ARE USUALLY RATHER DUMB.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BREASTED BREASTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PULL ON A WISHBONE WITH A FRIEND. WHOEVER GETS THE LONGEST
PIECE WILL MARRY FIRST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BREASTBONE ; FO

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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BIRTH BELIEF ABOUT A GHOST OR SPIRIT

THE MOTHER WHO DIES IN CHILDBIRTH WILL TRY AND COME BACK
FROM THE GRAVE TO NURSE THE BABY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Breastfeeding ; CHILDBIRTH ; DEATH ; GHOST ; Haunt ; MOTHER ; Nurse ; Nursing ; SPIRIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P429,

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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NURSING BELIEF

IF TWO MOTHERS ARE NURSING THEIR BABIES IN THE SAME ROOM, ONE
WILL "STEAL" THE OTHER'S MILK.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BABY ; BABY ; Breastfeeding ; infant ; Milk ; MOTHER ; Nursing ; Steal ; Supply

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 11-19-1971

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