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A HOOT AND A HOLLER AND AROUND THE BEND

Submitter comment: AN EXPRESSION USED BY THE INFORMANT'S FATHER IN 1928

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): DISTANCE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-05-1972

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RIDDLE

HOW FAR IN CAN YOU GO INTO A FOREST?
-- HALF WAY. THEN YOU START GOING OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; COLLECTORS HOME ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): DISTANCE MEASURMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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DOG RIDDLE

HOW FAR CAN A DOG WALK INTO THE WOODS?
-- HALF WAY, THE OTHER HALF HE IS WALKING OUT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): DISTANCE MEASURMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-26-1968

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JOKE

"HOW FAR CAN A DOG RUN INTO THE WOODS?"
-- "HALF WAY, BECAUSE THE OTHER HALF HE'S RUNNING OUT
OF THE WOODS."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS OLDER BROTHER WHO IS A
SCHOOL TEACHER AND LEARNED IT WHEN HE WAS STILL STUDYING
EDUCATION.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): DISTANCE MEASURE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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RIDDLE QUESTION

IF A BIRD FLYS HALFWAY INTO THE FOREST, HOW FAR IS IT
TO THE OTHER END?
-- HALFWAY

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

HOW FAR CAN YOU GO INTO THE WOODS?
-- HALFWAY AFTER THAT YOU WILL BE LEAVING.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): DISTANCE DIRECTION MEASURMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?
-- TWICE AS LONG AS IT IS FROM THE MIDDLE TO THE END.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN KINDE, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): DISTANCE MEASURMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-10-1967

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Retort

I wouldn't touch that line with a ten foot pole.

Submitter comment:

Paul is famous for saying this - If somebody would slip and say something innapropriate to the time and location or if a double meaning could be attached to something said whereby he wants people to take it the wrong way.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

A large questionmark is written next to the Collector's comment.

The word [Retort??] is written above the word Untouchable  in the Title section.

The original BN [C329] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DISTANCE ; INSULT ; Pole ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, Ohio.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Absence ; Absent ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DISTANCE ; Fond ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; ROMANCE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DISTANCE ; Journey ; Maxim ; Miles ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; Single ; Step ; THOUSAND ; TRAVEL ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

When evening pulls its curtains,

and pins it with a sstar,

Remember you have a friend indeed,

no matter where you are.

Data entry tech comment:

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Curtains ; Devotion ; DISTANCE ; Evening ; Friend ; Night ; Pin ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Sky ; Star ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Language: Rhyme

While rocks and hills divide us,

And you no more I see

Just take your pen and paper,

And write a line to me.

Submitter comment:

Found in an autograph book from the 1880's

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; DISTANCE ; Hills ; Language ; Paper ; Pen ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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