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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER WIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PRAY FOR SUNSHINE. ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR RAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; HOPE FOR THE BEST, BUT EXPECT THE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PARODY OF A NURSERY RHYME

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB...THAT'S WHAT SHE GETS FOR SLEEPING IN THE
BARN.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BESTIALITY SODOMY BUGGERY ; BIRTH OF ANIMAL FROM HUMAN

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

Date learned: CA00001969

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BAPTISM CUSTOM

THOSE WHO STAND UP AT YOUR WEDDING SHOULD BE ASKED TO BE THE
GODPARENTS OF AT LEAST YOUR FIRST CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BEST MAN ; MATRON OF HONOR ; WITNESSES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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Proverb

Good, Better, Best / Never let it take a rest / Till your good is better / And your better best.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): Ability ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Best ; Better ; Good ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE

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

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Proverb

He who laughs last laughs the best.

Submitter comment:

Learned in Childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Best ; Last ; Laugh ; Laughter ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last laughs best.

Submitter comment:

Heard in Ferndale, MI.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Best ; First ; Last ; Laugh ; Laughter ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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