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TRADITIONAL OCCUPATION

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE STRUCTURAL STEEL WORKERS
IN NEW YORK CITY WHO WORK ON THE FRAMING FOR SKY-
SCRAPERS, ARE NAVAJO INDIANS WHO BECAUSE OF AN INBORN
SENSE OF BALANCE HAVE PASSED THIS HAZARDOUS JOB
DOWN FROM FATHER TO SON.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): BUILDING TRADES ; SKYSCRAPERS.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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Retort

A Teacher's Remarks:

If I want any crap outta you I'll squeeze your head.

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Retort? S570? Taste?

Original Bn [S520] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Crap ; EUPHEMISM ; HEAD ; Remark ; RETORT ; Saying ; SLANG ; TEACHER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Saying

Saying About Navy Chow:

The cooks perform miraces. How else could you take good food and turn it to crap without passing it through the human body?

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Where learned: NAVY

Keyword(s): Chef ; COOK ; Crap ; FOOD ; HUMOR ; INSULT ; JOKE ; Navy ; Rude ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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