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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

MOST FAMILIES VIE FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE PARISH PRIEST.
INVITING HIM TO DINNER OR FOR A DRINK
BRINGS GOOD LUCK TO YOUR HOME.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick

Date learned: CA1960-1975

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CHILDREN'S NAME RHYME

DICKY, DICKY DOUT,
YOUR SHIRT HANGS OUT,
FOUR YARDS IN AND FIVE YARDS OUT.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; CANADA, ASSUMED ; OAKVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): JUVENILE CORRECTIVE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech C870.582

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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There is a saying in Greece that if one eats too much of one
certain kind of food every single day, in time a plant producing that
type of food will take root and grow inside of that person.

Submitter comment: My informant made it clear that this is only a saying and is not
believed by the people of Greece.

Where learned: GREECE

James Callow Keyword(s): threat, corrective

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001944CA

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WEATHER RHYMES

THUNDER IN THE MORNING, ALL THE DAY STORMING;
THUNDER AT NIGHT IS THE SAILOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): {METEOROGICALLY INCORRECT}

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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Proverb

Hit the nail on the head

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): ACCURACY ; Correct ; Dead-on ; METAPHOR ; Nail ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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