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HOLLANDER JOKE

HEAR ABOUT THE MAN IN FLORIDA WHO WANTED FLAMINGOES
IN FRONT OF HIS HOTEL?
HE PAINTED SOME HOLLANDERS PINK AND PLANTED
THEM IN HIS FRONT YARD.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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HOLLANDER JOKE

HOW DO YOU GET THE HOLLANDERS OUT OF YOUR FRONT LAWN?
THROW YOUR GARBAGE IN THE BACK YARD.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; ETHNIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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HOLLANDER JOKE

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A HOLLANDER WITH A ROADRUNNER?
A STREAK OF SHIT

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; OBSCENE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 11-03-1967

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HOLLANDER JOKE

WHY DO HOLLANDERS MAKE THEIR WEDDING CAKES OUT OF SHIT?
TO KEEP THE FLIES OFF THE BRIDE.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED IT FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; OBSCENE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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HOLLANDER JOKE

WHY DO HOLLANDERS' CASKETS HAVE TWO HANDLES?
IT'S EASIER TO DUMP IT IN THE GARBAGE TRUCK THAT WAY.

Submitter comment:

HE LEARNED IT FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; ETHNIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-07-1967

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PA. DUTCH BELIEF

A MAMMY IS CALLED IN FOR SICKNESS-- ESPECIALLY BLEEDING OF
ANY SORT.
FOR AN ADULT: THE "POW-WOWER" OR MAMMY RECITES BIBLE
PHRASES TO HERSELF WHILE HOLDING THE SICK PERSON, AND IT CURES HIM.
FOR A CHILD: THE "POW-WOWER" PASSES THE CHILD AROUND A TABLE LEG
WHILE RECITING BIBLE PHRASES, AND THE CHILD WILL BE CURED.

Submitter comment: THIS IS CALLED "POW-WOWING" AND IT AFFECTS THE WHOLE PA. DUTCH
AREA. IT IS NECESSARY TO BELIEVE IN IT TO HAVE IT WORK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH (GERMAN) ; POWWOWING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Expression of Fixed Form
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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STYE CURE

TO GET RID OF A STYE, YOU URINATE AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S FATHER, AND THIS WAS A BELIEF AMONG
THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH WHERE HE GREW UP.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 2 OTHER REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH (GERMAN)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb:

Girls with fat cheeks have hearts like flint.

Submitter comment:

Heard in Steelton, PA. about 1920.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Comparison?

Original BN [V200 : 700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cheeks ; DUTCH ; Emotions ; ETHNIC ; Fat ; Female ; FLINT ; Girl ; HEART ; LOVE ; PENNSYLVANIA ; Region

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying:

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Behind ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Fast ; Hurry ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; Slow ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

From the Pennsylvania Dutch:

"The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

We grow too soon old and too late schmart!

Submitter comment:

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Late ; Maxim ; Old ; PENNSYLVANIA ; Pennsylvania Dutch ; PROVERB ; REGIONAL ; Smart ; VERSE ; Wise ; Young

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Good cookin' lasts, kissin' don't.

Submitter comment:

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; COOKING ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; KISS ; KISSING ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; REGIONAL ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Entertainment: Song

Jump-Rope Game:

"Double Dutch"

Lemonade, Lemonade,
Made in the shade.
Five cents a glass,
As big as an elephant's ass...K your mother!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ASS ; Cents ; Double Dutch ; ELEPHANT ; Entertainment ; Five ; GLASS ; Jump Rope ; Lemonade ; MONEY ; Play ; RHYME ; Shade ; SONG ; VERSE

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

Jump-Rope Game:

'Double Dutch'

As two people throw two ropes simultaneously in opposite directions, a third person tries to jump both ropes. There is no rhyme to accompany the skipping. It's hard enough to concentrate on the jumping.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Double ; DUTCH ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Jump ; Jump Rope ; Rope ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

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Jump Rope Rhyme

I'm a little Dutch girl, dressed in blue

Here are some motions I can do -

Salute to the captain

Curtsy to the Queen,

Turn my back on the mean old King.

(Do the motions while jumping.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Captain ; Curtsy ; DUTCH ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Girl ; Jump Rope ; King ; Motions ; Queen ; RHYME ; Salute ; Turn

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

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Saying

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying:

Throw papa down the stairs his hats

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; Hat ; Papa ; PENNSYLVANIA ; REGIONAL ; Saying ; Stairs

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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