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(A BENNY SHAVED IS A BENNY URNED)

THERE WAS ONCE A MAN CALLED BENNY, WHO FOUND AN OLD LAMP
AND RUBBED IT. A GENIE APPEARED AND GRANTED HIM A WISH
ON ONE CONDITION: THAT HE NEVER SHAVE AGAIN FOR THE REST
OF HIS LIFE. SO BENNY PROMISED NOT TO SHAVE, AND THE GENIE
SAID THAT IF HE WERE TO SHAVE, HE WOULD BE TURNED INTO AN
URN. THIRTY YEARS LATER THE BEARD WAS PRETTY LONG AND THE
GENIE HAD GRANTED HIS WISH OF RICHES AND THINKING THAT THE
GENIE FORGOT ABOUT THE AGREEMENT, BENNY SHAVED AND WAS
INSTANTLY TURNED INTO AN URN. THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW:
"A BENNY SHAVED IS A BENNY URNED."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EARNED

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 10-05-1970

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(A BENNY SHAVED IS A BENNY URNED)

THERE WAS ONCE A MAN CALLED BENNY, WHO FOUND AN OLD LAMP
AND RUBBED IT. A GENIE APPEARED AND GRANTED HIM A WISH
ON ONE CONDITION: THAT HE NEVER SHAVE AGAIN FOR THE REST
OF HIS LIFE. SO BENNY PROMISED NOT TO SHAVE, AND THE GENIE
SAID THAT IF HE WERE TO SHAVE, HE WOULD BE TURNED INTO AN
URN. THIRTY YEARS LATER THE BEARD WAS PRETTY LONG AND THE
GENIE HAD GRANTED HIS WISH OF RICHES AND THINKING THAT THE
GENIE FORGOT ABOUT THE AGREEMENT, BENNY SHAVED AND WAS
INSTANTLY TURNED INTO AN URN. THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW:
"A BENNY SHAVED IS A BENNY URNED."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EARNED

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 10-05-1970

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): COIN ; EARNED ; MISER ; MONEY ; Penny ; Save ; Scrimp ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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ARMY LAUGHS

THERE WAS A BLACK MAN, A WHITE MAN AND A CHINESE MAN AND A SARGEANT
SO THEY ALL HAD TO USE THE BATHROOM. SO THE SEARGANT SAID "IF ANY OF
YOU GRUNT WHEN YOU USE THE BATHROOM, I WILL CUT YOUR HEAD OFF".
THEN THE SARGEANT SAID "IF ANY OF YOU SEE AN AIRPLANE LET ME KNOW".
SO THE CHINESE MAN YARNED AND USED THE BATHROOM. SO HE WENT "GRRUUNNT
AND THE SARGEANT CUT HIS HEAD OFF. SO THE WHITE MAN USED THE BATHROOM
AND HE WENT "GRRUUNNT" SO THE SARGEANT CUT HIS HEAD OFF. THEN THE
BLACK MAN USED THE BATHROOM AND HE WENT "SARGEANT THERE GOES A
PLANE WAAYY OVER THERE".

Submitter comment:

EMERSON LOVES TO TELL ARMY JOKES BUT HE HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE ARMY

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Army ; Black ; Chinese ; DECAPITATION ; Ethnicity ; HEAD ; Loo ; Misdirection ; Sargent ; White

James Callow Keyword(s): YARNED = YAWNED? YEARNED?

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B661

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