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"I'M A NUT"

LITTLE ACORN FAT AND ROUND
LAYING ON THE COLD, COLD GROUND
EVERYBODY STEPS ON ME
THAT'S WHY I'M CRACKED YOU SEE!
I'M A NUT (CLAP, CLAP)
I'M A NUT (CLAP, CLAP)
I'M A GREAT (CLAP, CLAP)
BIG NUT (CLAP, CLAP).

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Acorn ; Children's Song ; NUT ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Prediction

It will be a cold winter if the shucks on the corn get tight and thick all over the ear.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CORN ; FARMING ; PREDICTION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Prose-Weather

When you hear the first whipoorwhill call, its the right time to plant the corn.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; BIRDS ; CORN ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; PLANT ; Prose

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Air Weather Fire

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Formula

If you stay all night I'll stand ya up in the corner (?)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Corner ; Overnight ; Saying ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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HOME STAIN REMOVER

USE CORN STARCH ON A FRESH STAIN TO REMOVE THE STAIN
 

Submitter comment:

I've seen corn starch remove a red wine stain from a white carpet.

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Where learned: BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Corn Starch ; Domesticity ; Household ; Stain ; Stain Remover ; Tip ; TRICK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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TALLER CORN

IF YOU PLANT CORN DURING A CERTAIN TIME OF THE MOON, IT
WILL GROW MUCH TALLER THAN CORN PLANTED AT ANOTHER TIME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): CORN ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; Horticulture ; MOON ; PLANTING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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IF SOMEONE TALKS BEHIND YOUR BACK, SPIT IN
FOUR CORNERS OF A ROOM.

Submitter comment:

HEARD FROM A FRIEND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Corners ; CUSTOM ; GOSSIP ; Response ; SPIT ; SUPERSTITION ; TALK

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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