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NOT GIVEN

SO DEEF HE CAN'T HEAR THUNDER.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; HUNTSVILLE

Keyword(s): DEAF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-27-1973

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DIDN'T HEAR

IN ORDER TO INDICATE THAT YOU DIDN'T HEAR SOMETHING
YOU CUP YOUR HAND OVER YOUR EAR.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN COLOMBIA, FROM LIVING THERE.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA ; BOGOTA ; COLOMBIA

Keyword(s): DEAFNESS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.2
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: 06-12-1967

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Retort

Smart Aleck Saying:

Deaf in one ear, and can't hear in the other.

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Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DEAF ; Ear ; Hearing ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Joke: Off-Color

How did Helen Keller burn her fingers?

She was reading a waffle iron

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Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer who lived from 1880-1968. She was deaf and blind.

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Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Keyword(s): BLIND ; BLINDNESS ; BRAILLE ; DEAF ; Distasteful ; IRON ; JOKE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Proverb

Wellerism:

"I see" said the blind man to his deaf wife.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLIND ; DEAF ; HUSBAND ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; Saw ; See ; Sight ; VERSE ; Wellerism ; Wife

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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TWO DEAD BOYS

ONE AFTERNOON, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
TWO DEAD BOYS STARTED TO FIGHT.
A DEAF POLICEMAN HEARD THE NOISE;
AND BEAT THE LIFE OUT OF THE TWO DEAD BOYS.

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Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Keyword(s): Abuse ; Afternoon ; Boys ; Dead ; DEAF ; DEATH ; FIGHT ; LIFE ; Night ; Opposite ; PARADOX ; POLICE ; RHYME ; RHYME ; Story ; Tale

James Callow Keyword(s): TANGLETALK

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

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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