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Two instructors on Peabody's Campus, husband and wife (The VanEhens), have acquired a nickname because of their physical resemblance. They both have red hair and freckles and a chubby build and are called "The Campbell's Kids" from Campbell's SOup Commercials.

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Keyword(s): Campbells ; Chubby ; Commercials ; FRECKLES ; HAIR ; Language ; Nickname ; Pop Culture ; Professor ; Red ; Resemblance ; Soup

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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Jump Rope Rhyme

Blue Bells, Cockle shells,

Evy, Ivy Over

First comes love

Then comes marriage,

Here comes (name of jumper) with a baby carriage.

 

(For blue bells to ive - the rope swings back and forth, the jumper jumping over it. On over, the regular turning begins.)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; Blue Bells ; Carriage ; Cockle Shells ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Ivy ; Jump ; Jump Rope ; Language ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME

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

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Verse - Wit

Jungle Bells, shotgun shells
Robin laid an egg
The batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away.

 

(sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BATMAN ; Carol ; Christmas Carol ; Comic ; holiday ; Jingle Bells ; Pop Culture ; SONG ; Spoof

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

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

CHURCH BELLS OR BANGING ON POTS AND PANS MAKE GHOSTS APPEAR.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bells ; GHOST ; SIGN ; Sound ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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