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PROVERB

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; BRAG ; DATING ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-00-1964

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PROVERB

BOYS AND BOOKS DON'T MIX.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; DATING ; EDUCATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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Goats Feet

There was a girl who liked to dance and socialize very often. Her parents objected so she used to sneak out of the house. One day her mother caught her and put a curse on her. If she went out of the house to go dancing again her feet would turn to goat's ffet. She didn't believe her mother. Next time she went out her beau picked her up and off they went. When she went to get out of the car, she looked down and her feet had turned to goat's feet. The moral is: listen to your parents.

Submitter comment:

Polish Tale (Written across the top of the card)

Co - Feet of girl turned into feet of goat when/after she is cursed by her mother for dancing. (written on an attached card that listed motifs. Signed by M. Butzen

Data entry tech comment:

Non-numbered motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs Number [B600] crossed out and B642 written nest to it.

Collector's note of Polish Tale is crossed out.

Why Polish is written at the bottom of the card, then crossed out and followed by: B. Fagan says this is a Polish FolkTale.

A separate card is attached with motif numbers listed. Bottom of card is signed by an M. Butzen.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dancing ; DATING ; Fable ; FAMILY ; FEET ; Goat ; Moral ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; PARENTS ; POLISH ; SOCIAL RELATIONS ; Teenager ; YOUTH

James Callow Keyword(s): POLISH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Magic

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A teenage couple went out for a drive and the ran out of gas. The boy said he would go for gas; he told the girl not to leave the car because there has been stories of weird happenings in the area. When he returned with the gas, they got ready to leave, but they heard this DRIP! DRIP! DRIP! Finally, they discovered what it was; blood was dripping on the hood of the car.

Submitter comment:

This was an old boy scout story circulating when the informant was a boy scout.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word "realistic" is penciled in very lightly nest to the Boggs Number.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DATING ; Drip ; Gas ; Hood ; Scary Stories ; Stranded ; Teenager

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

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A good birth control device is a dime. You keep it between your legs, especially on a date and if you lose your virginity you can call your roomate.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P500] crossed out. Nothing written to replace it. Was located in a pile marked "To Be Classified."

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DATING ; Modesty ; Sexuality

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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Trick

Game:

A guy will tell a girl that he is a handwriting expert and will ask her for a sample of her handwriting. He will say that all he needs is something short, like her name. This is a sneaky way for him to get her name.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TRENTON ; Ray Ridge Chevrolet

Keyword(s): ; COURTSHIP ; DATING ; GAME ; Graphology ; Handwriting ; Pick-up Line ; TRICK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship

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Ethnic: Yugoslavian

Engagement:

In Yugoslavia, parents still arrange any marriages. Thus, whenever a horn is heard blowing, everyone knows that an engagement has been decided. Often, the young people involved may be the last ones to know.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F533] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Arranged Marriages ; COURTSHIP ; DATING ; Engagement ; ETHNIC ; Horn ; MARRIAGE ; Weddings ; Yugoslavia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Play on Words

Its very easy for a girl to be poor on history but great on dates.

Submitter comment:

He heard it from a friend. A girlfriend I might add.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Dates ; DATING ; Girl ; HISTORY ; HUMOR ; PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B300

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Play on Words

Girls:

One of the most expensive things in this world can be a girl who says she is free for the evening.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): DATE ; DATING ; Expense ; Expensive ; Free ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; MONEY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B300

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Play on Words

It's no fun to kiss a girl over the phone unless you happen to be in the same booth.

Submitter comment:

He heard this at work

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Booth ; Boy ; DATING ; Girl ; KISS ; Phone

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Toast

Here's to our dates and our favorite girls...Let's hope they don't meet tonight!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): Dates ; DATING ; DRINKING ; Girls ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's to the girls who say they will

Here's to the girls who say they won't

But to hell with the girls who say they will

and later you find out they don't.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS

Keyword(s): DATING ; DRINKING ; Girls ; Innuendo ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's to the ones who say they will,

Here's to the ones who say they won't

And here's to the ones who say they will but

When you get them alone they don't.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): Boys ; DATING ; DRINKING ; Girls ; Innuendo ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

When someone asks the time, reply:

"Half past kissing time, time to kiss again."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Small grammatical correction on card.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DATING ; KISS ; KISSING ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TIME ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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LEGEND OF A SAINT

WHENEVER A GIRL HAS PROBLEMS TRYING TO FIND YOUNG MEN TO GO
OUT WITH SHE SHOULD REPEAT THE FOLLOWING OCCASIONALLY:
"ST. ANNE, ST. ANNE,
PLEASE SEND ME A MAN."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Attraction ; DATING ; Female ; Male ; Patron ; PRAYER ; Saint ; Saint Anne

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHILE DATING IN HIGH SCHOOL, IT WAS
SAID THAT YOU COULD GO TO BELLE ISLE
TO "WATCH THE SUBMARINE RACES," WHICH
WAS ACTUALLY AN EXCUSE TO GO PARKING
AND KISS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Belle Isle ; DATE ; DATING ; EUPHEMISM ; INTERCOURSE ; PARKING ; Relationship ; SEX ; Submarine ; Teenager

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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A COMMON, THOUGH ENTIRELY ORAL, SUPERSTITION IS THE TYPICAL
VANDERBILT COED, OR T.V.C. SHE IS RICH, CONCEITED, AND
ALWAYS DATED UP A WEEK IN ADVANCE. IF NOT DATED UP, SHE
STILL REFUSES ANY OFFER FOR THE WEEKEND MADE AFTER WEDNESDAY
NIGHT, AND ALWAYS REFUSES NON-FRATERNITY MEN. THOUGH THIS
INFORMATION APPEARS IN NO CAMPUS PUBLICATIONS, IT HAS BEEN
PREVALENT FOR YEARS AMONG VANDERBILT MEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ALABAMA ; HUNTSVILLE

Keyword(s): Co-ed ; DATE ; DATING ; Female ; Fraternity ; Frigid ; Girl ; SEXISM ; Sorority ; Stereotype ; Vanderbilt University

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMALE WOMAN GIRL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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