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PROVERB

I GOT THE ROTTEN END OF THE DEAL.

Submitter comment: UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BAD DEALS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHEATED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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PROVERB

I GOT THE SHORT END OF THE STRAW.

Submitter comment: UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BAD DEALS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHEATED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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Numerology

If you are not sure of a true or false answer on a test, take the number of the question, divide it by 2 (drop the fraction if there is one), and add 7 to that number. If the final answer is even, then the answer to the question is true, and if odd, the answer is false.

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Motif submitted by TRD.

Where learned: APARTMENT

Keyword(s): Cheat ; MATHEMATICS ; NUMEROLOGY ; TEST ; True or False

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMEROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

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Nine Times Tables

Easy way to multiply by nine:

1x9=9

2x9=18

3x9=27

4x9=36

5x9=45

6x9=54

7x9=63

8x9=72

9x9=81

Count from one to eight for the first didgits top down, and then again from the bottom up (for the second digits).

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Possible name variations for Collector: Cuisloh, Crisloh, Cisloh

Possible name variations for Informant: Frabiky, Frabilsy, Zrabiky, Zrabilsy
 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Arithmetic ; Calculation ; Cheat ; COUNTING ; MATHEMATICS ; MULTIPLICATION ; Multiplication Tables ; NUMBERS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Numbers System of counting Calculation

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Proverb

Figures don't lie, but liars figure.

Submitter comment:

Given in math class.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cheat ; Figure ; Liar ; Lie ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; Plan ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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