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PROVERB

BE A GOOD LISTENER. TALK LESS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IN ITALIAN. SHE LEARNED IT IN ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; POSITIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CONVERSATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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PROVERB

BE A GOOD LISTENER. YOU CANT LEARN MUCH IF YOU DO ALL
OF THE TALKING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT THIS HELPS PEOPLE LEARN THE ART
OF LISTENING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POSITIVE INJUNCTION

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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PROVERB

DON'T TALK TOO MUCH -- THE MORE YOU SAY THE LESS PEOPLE REMEMBER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRENTON

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; CONVERSATION ; PARADOX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-25-1969

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THINKER

THE BEST THINKING IS DONE WITH THE MOUTH CLOSED.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS THE PROCTOR OF A STUDY HALL IN MY HIGH SCHOOL AND
HE USED TO REPEAT THIS ON THE AVERAGE OF TWICE A DAY.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

THE BRAIN IS A WONDERFUL THING. IT NEVER STOPS FUNCTIONING FROM THE
TIME YOU ARE BORN UNTIL YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH TO SAY SOMETHING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

BREAK THE ICE.

James Callow comment: ACTUALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS--CLIMATE--ALTHOUGH
I REALIZE YOU WANT LITERAL IDENTIFICATIONS--F.M. PAULSEN

Where learned: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): CLIMATE

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION STARTER? ; IDENTIFYING?

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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PROVERB

DER ALT BULL BLAERRT FAERT BIS IN DI EWICHKEIT
THE OLD BULL BELLOWS ON FOREVER

Submitter comment: TRADITION OF PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

Where learned: CULINARY ARTS PRESS ; PAGE 23

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CONVERSATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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PROVERB

WENN DER VOGEL FRISST, SINGT ER NICHT.
IF THE BIRD EATS, HE CANNOT SING. (TRANS).

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER AND FATHER USED TO SAY
THIS TO THEIR CHILDREN TO ENCOURAGE SILENCE
AT THE DINNER TABLE AS WELL AS BETTER EATING.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION TABU ; FUNCTION ; TALKING TABU

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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CUSTOM

PEOPLE IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE ARE OFTEN BRIEF IN THEIR SPEECH.
THEY TEND TO ANSWER LONG, INVOLVED QUESTIONS WITH A YES, OR A NO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970S

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JOKE

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MAN WHO SAT IN FRONT OF AN ELECTRIC FAN
WITH A B-B GUN BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SHOOT THE BREEZE?

James Callow Keyword(s): SHOOT THE BREEZE: ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

THIS IS AN (A) AND (B) CONVERSATION SO YOU CAN (C) YOUR
WAY OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SAYING USED TO DISPATCH A PERSON THAT IS BEING
NOSEY AND TRYING OF OVERHEAR A CONVERSATION THAT IS NOT
PRIVATE AND ONLY FOR THE PARTIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE
CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Keyword(s): PRIVATE CONVERSATION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970CA

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Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The words (Not Pictures) is written under the submission, along with [sic]. On the back of the card, Callow has written: Type as is. A good illustration of narration in folklore.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; CONVERSATION ; Eavesdrop ; Listen ; METAPHOR ; Overhear ; Speak ; TABU

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

In answer to Polish greeting of "jak tam wiszi," (how's it hanging?) one might say "STOI!"

It literally means standing, but may be translated as "up tight and out of sight" or "everything is ok."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Reply to Greeting. Greeting itself is already on another card. Greeting?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Casual ; CONVERSATION ; POLISH ; RETORT ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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