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AS A BEAUTY I AM NO STAR,
THERE ARE OTHERS MUCH MORE HANDSOME BY FAR.
BUT MY FACE, I DON'T MIND IT,
BECAUSE I'M BEHIND IT.
IT'S THE FOLKS UP IN FRONT THAT I JAR.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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CURLERS IN MY HAIR AT NIGHT,
HEAVENS--WHAT AN AWFUL SIGHT.
I TOSS, I TURN, WHEN WILL I LEARN--
THAT BEAUTY ISN'T WORTH THE FIGHT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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WHO CARES? NOT I.

I KNOW HOW UGLY I ARE,
MY FACE IT AIN'T NO STAR,
BUT I DON'T MIND IT,
CAUSE I'M BEHIND IT,
IT'S THE FOLKS OUT FRONT GET THE JAR.

Submitter comment: FROM CHILDHOOD

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

Keyword(s): SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

THE CAMEL NEVER SEES HIS OWN HUMP. (TRANSLATION)
EL JAMEL MA SHOOFS HURR DUPTOO. (LEBANESE)

Where learned: PHONE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): FAULTS CRITICISM ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

(TRANSLATION)
THE CAMEL NEVER SEES HIS OWN HUMP, BUT HE SEES THE DUST IN
SOMEONE ELSE'S EYE.
(TRANSLATION)
IL JAMMED MU SHOOS HEL DUBTA, BUS BE SHOOF IL USHE BE
AYND GUYROO. (LEBANESE ASSUMED)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): FAULTS CRITICISM ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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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

EVERY GIRL CAN KEEP HOUSE LIKE HER MOTHER UNTIL SHE TRIES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS WAS A FAVORITE EXPRESSION OF HER MOTHER.
SHE ALSO ADDED THAT IT HAS BECOME A FAVORITE OF HERS.

Data entry tech comment: IT IS A FAVORITE OF OURS.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CRITICISM IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-12-1971

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PROVERB

THE GIRL WHO CANNOT DANCE SAYS THE BAND CANNOT PLAY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION BUILDING

Keyword(s): CRITICISM

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-30-1971

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

THE GIRL WHO CAN,T DANCE SAYS, 'THE BAND CAN'T PLAY.'

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): CRITICISM

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

IF YOU SEE A MONKEY UP IN A TREE,
PULL HIS TAIL AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; HUMOR ; REMEMBRANCE ; SURPRISE ENDING

James Callow Keyword(s): METER: IAMBS ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: INTERNAL ; SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 00-00-1938

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BLASON POPULAIRE

PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HYPOCRISY CRITICISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 06-16-1972

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