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RIDDLE

IF YOU PUT THREE DUCKS INTO A BOX, WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?
A BOX OF QUACKERS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM ; FOWL: DUCKS ; NUMBERS: THREE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON CRACKERS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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WHY DON'T POLLOCKS GO ELEPHANT HUNTING? BECAUSE IT'S
TOO HARD TO CARRY A DECOY!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): DUCK ; SIZE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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LITTLE DUCKY DUDDLE

MY MOTHER LEARNED THIS SONG WHEN SHE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN.
SHE TAUGHT IT TO ME WHEN I WAS ABOUT THE SAME AGE.
"LITTLE DUCKY DUDDLE"
LITTLE DUCKY DUDDLE
WENT WADING IN A PUDDLE
WENT WADING IN A PUDDLE, QUITE SMALL.
HE SAID,"IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER,
HOW MUCH I SPLASH AND SPLATTER,
I'M ONLY A DUCKY AFTER ALL!"

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY LEARNED AT PEASLEE SCHOOL,
CINCINNATI, OHIO. WE OFTEN SANG THIS SONG WHILE WALKING
IN THE RAIN. IT WAS ACCENTED WITH "QUACKING" SOUND
EFFECTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): DUCK, RAIN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad, Song, Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

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IT IS OFTEN SAID BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF
WASHINGTON THAT IT RAINS SO MUCH THERE, THAT IF YOU
LIVE IN THAT STATE FOR A YEAR YOU DEVELOP WEBBED
FEET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DUCK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-23-1969

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RETORT

WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU HAVE A MATCH, YOU CHEERILY ANSWER BACK:
"YEAH, DAFFY DUCK AND SPIRO AGNEW." OR "SURE -- ME AND SUPERMAN."

Submitter comment: I OBTAINED THIS ONE WITHOUT EVEN ASKING FOR IT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAG BOAST ; CARTOON CHARACTER DAFFY DUCK ANIMAL ; VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: SPIRO AGNEW

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Like water off a duck's back.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600, V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): ADAPTABILITY ; BIRD ; DUCK ; Resilience ; WATER ; Waterproof

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

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CHRISTMAS DINNER

CHRISTMAS DINNER IN DENMARK. THE MAIN DISH IS DUCK, USUALLY
WITH A SWEET, RICH SAUCE. BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE IS EATEN A
DISH CALLED RISENGROD, A RICE PUDDING, IS SERVED. IN THE PUDDING
IS ONE ALMOND. THE PERSON WHO GETS THE ALMOND GETS A SPECIAL
GIFT MADE FROM MARZIPAN.

Submitter comment:

(THE INFORMANT IS) DANISH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; Danish ; Denmark ; DUCK ; FOOD CUSTOM ; GIFTS ; holiday ; Marzipan ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JUMP ROPE SONG

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED DUCK
DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED DUCK
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED DUCK
DONALD DUCK IS A PIGEON-TOED, PIGEON-TOED, PIGEON-TOED DUCK
DONALD DUCK IS A BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED DUCK
YOU REPEAT THIS SONG UNTIL THE PERSON JUMPING ROPE MISSES
AS THE PERSON IS JUMPING ROPE HE OR SHE IS ACTING OUT WHAT IS SAID.

Submitter comment:

CHAIN SONG
INITIAL ITERATION
FINAL ITERATION
THIS DEFINITELY HAS A TUNE

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Donald Duck ; GAME ; Jump Rope ; JUMP ROPE RHYME ; REPETITION ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: CA00001963

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