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IF YOU PLAY WITH PUPPY, PUPPY WILL LICK YOUR MOUTH.

Submitter comment: THIS MIGHT SOUND A LITTLE STRANGE, TILL YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S ABOUT.
THE THINGS YOU DON'T WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE, YOU SHOULDN'T DO AT ALL
BECAUSE THERE'S BOUND TO BE A MISTAKE SOMETIME, TO CAUSE YOUR
REPUTATION TO FALL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): EMPLOYMENT ANIMALS DOGS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION PREDICTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A SET OF TEETH INSERTED FREE OF CHARGE?
TEASE A BULLDOG.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: DOGS ; RIDDLING QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM FOR DOG BITE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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Proverb

Barking dogs never bite.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

The B in Barking is underlined in red.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Bark ; Bite ; Dogs ; Maxim ; Misdirection ; PROVERB ; SIGN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in Pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Disturb ; Dogs ; Passive ; SLEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

If you lay down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas.

Submitter comment:

The informant warns many female teens to be careful about freely engaging in sex because they may wind up "caught" (pregnant). She says this all the time.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out, Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Company ; Dogs ; Fleas ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Relationships ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Belief: Weather

It's raining cats and dogs.

Submitter comment:

The phrase refers to a hard rain. I don't know where the symbolism of animals comes in.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cats ; Dogs ; METAPHOR ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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Urban Legend

Nashville Reservoir

The reservoir used to be a place for many people to sight-see. They could climb to the top of the wall and look in at our city's water supply. A locked gate was placed there becasue so many people were using the water supply to unload unwanted cats, dogs, babies, and trash.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Babies ; Cats ; Dogs ; Litter ; Nashville ; Reservoir ; TRASH ; Urban Legend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

I'm yours till hotdogs have pups and corn have ears.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; CORN ; Dogs ; EARS ; Hot Dogs ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Puppies ; Pups ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Saying

Let sleeping dogs lie

(Don't bring up the past)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Dogs ; Dredge ; HISTORY ; Miscellaneous Motifs ; PAST ; Sleeping

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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CATS AND DOGS SHOW AVERSION TO PREGNANT WOMEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; BELIEF ; Cats ; Dogs ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 08-18-1973

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