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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SET OF TEETH INSERTED FREE OF CHARGE?
TEASE A BULLDOG.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: DOGS ; RIDDLING QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM FOR DOG BITE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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Belief: Animal

Bite-Cure:

In Haiti, there is a small lizard-type animal, resembling a chameleon, because right before it bites you, it changes colors so that you can't see it. When it does bite, its jaws lock and it dangles on your body. The only way you can get it off is to find a donkey and make it bray - there by forcing the animal to open its jaws.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bite ; BLEND ; Camouflage ; Chameleon ; DONKEY ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; Lizard

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Superstition: Animals

Turtles:

A belief in N.E. [New England?] states that if a snapping turtle bites you, it will hang on to you till the full moon and it will then let go.

Submitter comment:

I learned this from an old Fisherman.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600, P752] crossed out. Replaced with Current Classification

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Bite ; Full Moon ; New England ; Region ; Snap ; SUPERSTITION ; Turtle

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Superstition: Animals

Turtle:

If a turtle clamp your toe or your finger, it won't let it go until it thunder.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned from childhood

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P752] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Bite ; BODY PART ; Finger ; SUPERSTITION ; Thunder ; TOE ; Turtle ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Proverb

Barking dogs never bite.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

The B in Barking is underlined in red.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Bark ; Bite ; Dogs ; Maxim ; Misdirection ; PROVERB ; SIGN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Proverbial Metaphor:

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Submitter comment:

Don't be antagonistic to those who help you.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ATTITUDE ; Bite ; GREED ; Hand ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): ATTITUDE ; Bite ; GREED ; Hand ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE ;

Keyword(s): ATTITUDE ; Bite ; GREED ; Hand ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A barking dog never bites.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bark ; Bite ; DOG ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Signal ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

His bark is worse than his bite.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bark ; Bite ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Verse

Good night

Sleep tight

Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Keyword(s): ; Bed Bugs ; Bite ; Lullabye ; Night ; RHYME ; SLEEP ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

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Keyword(s): Bed ; Bedbugs ; Bite ; bugs ; SLEEP ; Tight ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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IF A GIRL CATCHES A BUTTERLY AND BITES OFF HIS HEAD IN
THE TAIL OF HER DRESS, SHE WILL GET A NEW ONE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GALLATIN

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Bite ; Butterfly ; Dismember ; DRESS ; GOOD LUCK ; HEAD ; LUCK ; New ; OMEN ; Tail

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 08-20-1973

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IF A SNAPPING TURTLE BITES YOUR TOE, HE WON'T LET GO
UNTIL IT THUNDERS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Turtle, Snapping, Bite, Thunder, Toe

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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