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CLOSED BOOK

IF YOU KEEP YOUR BOOK CLOSED YOU'RE A DUMMY. TRANSLATION OF
LIBRO CERRADO NO SACA LETRADO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THROUGH HIS STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LAZY STUDENT

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: BOOK FOR BOOKS ; READING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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PROVERB

I LIKE HEMINGWAY VERY MUCH, SAID TOM EARNESTLY.

Keyword(s): SINCERITY

James Callow Keyword(s): LITERARY AUTHOR ; METONYMY: AUTHOR FOR HIS BOOKS ; PUN ON ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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Superstition: Academics

Belief:

Don't shave from the time of studying for an exam until the student takes the exam.

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Original BN [P880] crossed out and F537 is written next to it.

Where learned: SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Myself

Keyword(s): Academics ; BELIEF ; Books ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; GROOMING ; jinx ; Shaving ; Studying ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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DON'T LET YOUR BOOKS INTERFERE WITH YOUR EDUCATION.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Books ; EDUCATION ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; PROVERB ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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