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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO TICKEE, NO WASHEE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHINESE LAUNDRY ; NO CLAIM CHECK, NO MERCHANDISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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Ethnic: Chinese

Chinese Fire Drill:

When a light turns red, somebody yells "Chinese Fire Drill" and everybody piles out of the car and runs around it and gets back in.

Submitter comment:

I was told this by a group of friends who had attended Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, MI. (1966-68). In 1969 I participated in such a drill.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

BN [F536] written again above the original BN of the same classification. Nothing is crossed out, although it looks like there may have been something erased underneath the original BN. (The second instance may be for clarification purposes.)

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; CHASING GAME ; Chinese ; DEROGATORY ; ETHNIC ; GAME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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MING TOY LOVED A BOY, HAPPY LITTLE JAPANESE;
OOO LONG WAS HIS NAME, SET HER HEART AFLAME;
ONE DAY HE SAY SOON I GOTTA GO AWAY,
WHEN HE LEAVE MING TOY GRIEVE; EVERYBODY HEARD HER SAY_HAY_HAY;
SO LONG, OOO ONG, HOW LONG YOU GONNA BE GONE;
SO DON,T BE TOO LONG, OOO LONG, HURRY BACK HOME;
OH YOU LITTLE JAPANESE. I'LL BE WAITING UNDERNEATH THE BAMBOO TREE;
PLEASE DON,T BE TOO LONG, OOO LONG, HURRY BACK HOME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): ; Asian ; Chinese ; ETHNIC ; HUMOROUS INTERNAL RHYME ; Japanese ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Sorrow Unhappiness

Date learned: 02-02-1972

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CHINESE FESTIVAL

CHENG YEUNG FESTIVAL IS THE "FESTIVAL OF ASCENDING HEIGHTS."
ON THE 9TH DAY OF THE 9TH MOON, LEGEND SAYS THAT THE WISE
CLIMB TO HIGH PLACES TO AVOID DISASTER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Celebration ; Chinese ; FESTIVAL ; Heights ; Legend ; MOON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system:
BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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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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ARMY LAUGHS

THERE WAS A BLACK MAN, A WHITE MAN AND A CHINESE MAN AND A SARGEANT
SO THEY ALL HAD TO USE THE BATHROOM. SO THE SEARGANT SAID "IF ANY OF
YOU GRUNT WHEN YOU USE THE BATHROOM, I WILL CUT YOUR HEAD OFF".
THEN THE SARGEANT SAID "IF ANY OF YOU SEE AN AIRPLANE LET ME KNOW".
SO THE CHINESE MAN YARNED AND USED THE BATHROOM. SO HE WENT "GRRUUNNT
AND THE SARGEANT CUT HIS HEAD OFF. SO THE WHITE MAN USED THE BATHROOM
AND HE WENT "GRRUUNNT" SO THE SARGEANT CUT HIS HEAD OFF. THEN THE
BLACK MAN USED THE BATHROOM AND HE WENT "SARGEANT THERE GOES A
PLANE WAAYY OVER THERE".

Submitter comment:

EMERSON LOVES TO TELL ARMY JOKES BUT HE HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE ARMY

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Army ; Black ; Chinese ; DECAPITATION ; Ethnicity ; HEAD ; Loo ; Misdirection ; Sargent ; White

James Callow Keyword(s): YARNED = YAWNED? YEARNED?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B661

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