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PROVERB

APPLE PIE WITHOUT THE CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE!

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM AN ASHTRAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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COMPARISON

APPLE PIE WITHOUT SOME CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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PROVERB PHRASE

AS BIG AS ALL OUTDOORS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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BROAD SHOULDERS

AS BROAD BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS AS A HERRING IS BETWEEN THE EYES.
(DESCRIBING A GUY WITH SLENDER SHOULDERS.)

Submitter comment: MAUREEN'S INFORMANT WAS HER 82 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER EVA HARMON
OF FRENCH DESCENT CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ALGONAC, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; FISH ; HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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PROVERB

AS ONE TENDS HIS FENCE HE ALSO TENDS HIS FARM.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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MORAL PROVERB

AS SAD AS IF HE'D SOLD THE EARTH.
PRIES ADSIAI (LITHUANIAN)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

AS SKINNY AS A SAWHORSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DEFINITION ; HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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NOT TOO QUICK

AS SLOW AS MOLLASSES IN JANUARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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FLEMISH PROVERB

AS THE CLOCK TICKS AT HOME, IT TICKS NOWHERE ELSE. ZOOALS HET KLOKJE THUIS TIKT, TIKT HET NERGENS. (FLEMISH)

Submitter comment: THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICH. FROM BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION ; TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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OAK

AS THE TWIG IS BENT, SO IS THE OAK INCLINED.

Submitter comment: REFERS TO CHILD RAISING, THE TWIG BEING THE CHILD, THE OAK, THE
ADULT.

Where learned: SENT BY LETTER

Keyword(s): PLANT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; ENVIRONMENT ; EXAMPLE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-06-1970

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PROVERB

AS THE TWIG IS BENT SO IS THE TREE INCLINED.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLANT

James Callow Keyword(s): EXAMPLE ; OBSERVATION COMPARISON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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PROVERB

AS THIN AS A RAIL.

Submitter comment: SEE DORSON, BUYING THE WIND; NO. 243 AS LEAN AS A SAWHORSE. P.137
I HAVE HEARD THIS PROVERB FROM MY MOTHER AND OTHER PEOPLE SINCE
CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION.

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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PROVERB

AS UNPLANNED AS A HICCUP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; INVOLUNTARY ; SPONTANEOUS REACTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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PROVERB

AS WET AS A FISH--AS DRY AS A BONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; FISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS AS BEAUTY DOES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; PARALLELISM ; REPETITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTITUDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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OLD JEWISH SAYING (TRANSLATED)

COURAGEOUS IS THE INNOCENT, AND COWARDLY IS THE SINNER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTITUDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

THE BIGGEST ONE HAS THE MOST POWER.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; SIZE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERB

BY LOOKING AT THE BEHAVIOUR OF OTHERS, IMPROVE YOUR OWN BEHAVIOUR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN ASHIYA, JAPAN.

Where learned: JAPAN

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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DEFINITION

CANADIANS ARE NICKLE-PLATED AMERICANS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): CRITICISM ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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PROVERB

'THE CHILDS THE MAN'

Submitter comment: CHILDHOOD SHOWS THE MAN AS MORNING SHOWS THE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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