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RIDDLE

Q: WHY DO SO FEW PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE ON QUEMOY?
A: BECAUSE YOU CAN'T KILL YOURSELF JUMPING OUT OF A CAVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): QUEMOY: ISLAND OFF THE CHINA COAST

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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Expression

Proverbial Comparison:

Like a bull in a china shop

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Dup. of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bull ; China ; Clumsy ; Expression ; Graceful ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Shop ; SIMILE ; Store ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Entertainment: Song

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

fraternity Song:

Aye-yi-yi-yi

In China they do it for Chile

So sing me another verse that's worse than the other verse, and waltz me around by my willy.

(Here is sung one's favorite filthy limerick) Then the chorus is repeated.

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Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): China ; Fraternity ; LIMERICK ; Racist ; SONG ; Stereotype ; Willy

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.344
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing
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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Yours till Germany gets Hungary and cooks Turkey in Greece and serves it on China.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; China ; COUNTRY ; Devotion ; Germany ; Hungary ; Nations ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Turkey ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

I've been all over the USA

I've even been to China

But the darndest place I've ever been

Is Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; China ; Countries ; Nations ; poem ; RHYME ; Rock Hill ; Signature ; South Carolina ; STATE ; USA ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Chinese custom

Howson (a Chinese mourning period) lasts for 49 days. A white
flower made of yarn is worn by the daughters in their hair and
a black band is worn by the sons around the arm during this
period.

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Where learned: CHINA

Keyword(s): China ; Chinese ; CUSTOM ; FLOWER ; Mourning ; SYMBOL ; White

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.49

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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