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PROVERB IN VERSE

CHEW, CHEW, CHEW YOUR FOOD
GENTLY THROUGH THE MEAL,
THE MORE YOU CHEW,
THE LESS YOU EAT,
THE BETTER YOU WILL FEEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CHARLOTTE

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DIET ; PARODY ON ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF MEN CAN FLY THE SKY LIKE BIRDS,
IF MEN CAN SWIM THE SEA LIKE FISH- -
WHY CAN'T MEN WALK THE EARTH LIKE MEN.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISIONS CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, ASSUMED ; THEOLOGY

Keyword(s): AIRPLANES ; ALLITERATION. ; BOATS ; VERSE.

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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WEATHER PROVERB

SUNDAY SAIL, NEVER FAIL
FRIDAY SAIL, ILL LUCK AND GALE

Submitter comment: NEW ENGLAND FOLKLORE, B. A. BATKINS,
CROWN PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Keyword(s): BOAT WATER

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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RUSSIAN RIDDLE

WHAT MOVES BUT LEAVES NO TRAIL, AND CHOPS BUT LEAVES
NO CHIPS?
-- A MAN IN A ROW BOAT.

Where learned: HOME ; RUSSIA ; TOLD AT ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): NAUTICAL BOATING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1905

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Belief: Luck

If a ship has thirteen letters in its name the ship is doomed.

Submitter comment:

Read this in a book of sea lore.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Minor grammatical correction to submission card: changing had to has

Original BN [P880] crossed out and replaced with P686

Where learned: DORM ROOM ; BOOK

Keyword(s): Boat ; Lore ; NAME ; Nautical ; NUMBERS ; NUMEROLOGY ; Ocean ; Sailor ; SEA ; Ship ; Vessel

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number

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Language

Tongue Twister:

Try saying "toy boat" very quickly five times.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Boat ; Language ; TONGUE TWISTER ; Toy

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Love many, trust few. Always paddle your own canoe.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, Ohio

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Boat ; CANOE ; LOVE ; Maxim ; Paddle ; PROVERB ; Relationship ; RHYME ; Trust ; VERSE

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

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Superstition

The fisherman have two kinds of folk belief: magic and empirical. Magic have no rational explanation-porpoises bring good luck. Empirical can be explained or have a rational line of thought - Circle around moon means bad weather. There is a rational connection between moon, ring, and bad weather.

Beneath the instrumental function of beliefs (to explain something) there is a phycological [sic] function (to ease the dangers of their hazardous occupation.)

Black suitcase is a very bad taboo object. Going out (in boat) on Friday - bad luck. The word alligator - bad luck. Throw change overboard - good luck.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: The Function of Magic Among Texas Coastal Fisherman ; Journal of American Folklore

Keyword(s): Alligator ; BELIEF ; Boat ; Change ; Empirical ; Fisherman ; Friday ; LUCK ; MAGIC ; MONEY ; MOON ; Ocean ; Porpoise ; Sail ; Sailor ; SEA ; Ship ; Suitcase ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Large body.
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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