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MY BONNIE HAS TUBERCULOSIS,
MY BONNIE HAS ONLY ONE LUNG.
SHE SPITS UP A BLOODY CORRUPTION,
AND ROLLS IT AROUND ON HER TONGUE.

Submitter comment: ( SONG TO TUNE OF " MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE
OCEAN. " )

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): DISEASE ; GORE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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AS FUNNY AS

IS AS FUNNY AS A RUBBER CRUTCH IN A POLIO WARD.

Data entry tech comment: IS PRECEDED ON 5 X 8 CARD BY ( BLANK-- WHATEVER THE OBJECT IS )

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METAPHOR HUMOR

James Callow Keyword(s): DISEASE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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HEALTH PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment: SUPPOSEDLY, ALL THE NUTRIENTS OF AN APPLE WILL KEEP YOU
HEALTHY. THIS IS NOT TRUE FOR ME BECAUSE I'M HYPOGLYCEMIC,
AND I CAN'T EAT FOODS HIGH IN CARBOHYDRATES--SUCH AS APPLES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: DOCTOR FOR DISEASE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

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This guy wants to marry this girl so he goes to
ask her father's permission. The father says to
the guy "I think there is something about my
daughter that you should know. She has acute
angina." The guy replied, "I realize that and her
tits ain't bad either!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

Keyword(s): Heart disease

James Callow Keyword(s): Confusion of angina and vagina

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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EVERY CHILD HAS WORMS. ADULTS ALSO HAVE FORMS OF
WORMS BUT THEIR SYSTEMS HAVE EITHER OVERTAKEN
OR BECOME IMMUNE TO THEM.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHEN SHE
LIVED ON A FARM AS A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DISEASE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Medicine

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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Proverb

Time is an herb that cures all diseases

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): CURE ; DISEASE ; Herb ; PATIENCE ; PREVENTION ; REMEDY ; TIME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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WEARING A ROOT OF A TREE WILL PREVENT OR LESSEN
ARTHRITIC PAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Arthritis ; CURE ; DISEASE ; REMEDY ; Root ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHY IS A BARBER POLE RED AND WHITE STRIPED? RED STANDS
FOR BLOOD AND WHITE STANDS FOR BANDAGES BECAUSE THE BARBER
ALWAYS DID THE BLEEDING FOR ALL KINDS OF AILMENTS.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; ROCKWOOD

Keyword(s): Ailments ; Bandages ; Barber ; Barber Pole ; Bleeding ; COLOR ; CURE ; DISEASE ; HAIR ; ILLNESS ; Pole ; PREVENTION ; Red ; SICKNESS ; Signal ; Symbolize ; White

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 07-28-1968

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