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DEFINITION

A BUCCANEER IS A HELL OF A PRICE TO PAY FOR CORN.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT AT WORK.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; FOOD ; PLANT ; PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PUN ; SLANG: BUCK FOR DOLLAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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YARN MEN

IN DENMARK AT CHRISTMAS THE DINNER TABLE IS DECORATED WITH LITTLE
MEN MADE FROM RED YARN CALLED "NISSERMAN." THE FAMILY USUALLY MAKES
THESE FIGURES TOGETHER IN PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Submitter comment:

[Informant is] Danish.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): DOLLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Decorations

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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Proverb

Penny wise, pound foolish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): COIN ; Dollar ; MONEY ; Penny ; Pound ; Save ; Scrimp ; Spend ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Watch your pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.

Submitter comment:

I was having trouble making ends meet financially a few years ago, this advice helped a bit.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

Keyword(s): COINS ; Dollars ; Finances ; Frugal ; MONEY ; Pennies ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Language: Games

Pastime:

If you see another child with money you yell- "Butts on you." He then must share anything he buys with that money with you. However, when he pulls out his money, if he yells - "fan butts" first, then he doesn't have to share his purchases.

Submitter comment:

Bill used to play this as a child when he was given money, or if one of his friends was given money. He said it was common to yell this.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Miscellaneous grammar correction written on card.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Buy ; CHILDREN ; Currency ; Dollars ; GAME ; MONEY ; Own ; Ownership ; Pastime ; Purchase ; Share

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
SPEECH -- Formula

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

YOU'RE LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS; GREEN AND WRINKLED.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Similar entries may be listed as Retort.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bucks ; COLOR ; COMEBACK ; Dollars ; Green ; INSULT ; Million ; MONEY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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Retort

You're like a million bucks - all green and wrinkled.

Submitter comment:

Learned this from my brother, Brett Gundlach (informant quote)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Source? Total Effect?

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): Bucks ; COLOR ; COMEBACK ; Dollars ; Green ; INSULT ; Million ; MONEY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverb

Pinch Your Pennies:

Take care of the pennies, and the dollars take care of themselves.

Submitter comment:

From her Mother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Dollars ; Frugal ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Pennies ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SELLING A CAR

DURING THE DEPRESSION, MY FATHER ONCE SOLD A FRIEND HIS CAR
FOR ONE DOLLAR. THE MAN WOULDNT TAKE IT FOR NOTHING, SO
HE GAVE HIM A DOLLAR.

Submitter comment:

NOT TOLD AS A JOKE BUT AS A STRAIGHT STORY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Car ; CHARITY ; DEPRESSION ; Dollar ; Generosity ; KINDNESS ; MONEY ; PRIDE

James Callow Keyword(s): Generosity ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

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Autograph Rhyme

Gradeschool Autograph:

When you get married and live in a holler: Send me a kiss on a paper dollar.

Submitter comment:

Collected from my grade school autograph book.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Dollar ; KISS ; Married ; Paper ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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Doll Joke:

Negro Doll: Wind it up and it moves into your neighborhood.

Submitter comment:

From his friend, Brian.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Doll ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Neighborhood ; RACISM ; Racist ; Slur ; Tasteless ; Wind-up

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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