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WHAT DO YOU WANT?

THIS IS SAID IN A JOKING MANNER TO SOMEONE WHO IS BEING A NUISANCE.
WHAT DO YOU WANT, SIX MONTHS IN A HOSPITAL (SHAKE LEFT FIST AT
PERSON), OR SUDDEN DEATH (SHAKE RIGHT FIST AT PERSON)?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): THREAT CHOICE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 09-18-1972

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MY MOTHER SAYS THAT THE COLOR YOU MOST FREQUENTLY
WEAR IS THE COLOR THAT SHOWS THE REAL YOU.
I WEAR EARTHY COLORS MOST FREQUENTLY, AND I AM
AN EARTHY TYPE PERSON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONALITY REVEALED BY COLOR CHOICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 08-00-1983

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Entertainment: Games

"It":

One of several methods of determining who would be "it" in games like tag and hide and seek was found in the following rhyme:

Lincoln, Lincoln, I been thinking,

What the world have you been drinking?

It ain't bourbon, it ain't wine,

Oh My God, it's turpentine!

All the participants put one foot into a circle. One goes through this rhyme and eliminates the participants one at a time. The one who is left is it.

Submitter comment:

I often used this methid to determine who would be it in the games in Washington DC (1950's)

Data entry tech comment:

motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C500, C750, C500.1; S555] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Choice ; Diversion ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Play ; RHYME

Subject headings: -- .C750520

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Proverb

Life is what you make it.

Submitter comment:

From Someone about 30 years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): Choices ; LIFE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't cross the bridge before you come to it

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): ANTICIPATION ; Bridge ; Choices ; DIRECTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classfication.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): assume ; assumption ; Chicken ; Choices ; Egg ; Hatch

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Six of one, half dozen of another

Submitter comment:

My pet answer to probably any question put to me.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Question mark next to Collector's comment.

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

MM Six...another CO [THIS IS] my pet answer to...

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Choice ; Dozen ; Either ; Half ; Indifference ; One ; Six

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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