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AN EPICURE, DINING AT CREWE,
FOUND QUITE A LARGE MOUSE IN HIS STEW.
SAID THE WAITER, "DON'T SHOUT,
OR WAVE IT ABOUT,
OR THE REST WILL BE WANTING ONE TOO."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): METER: IAMBIC ; PLACE NAMES, EATING ; RHYME: AABBA ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; SURPRISE ENDING LIMERICK HUMOR

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

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THE BOY STOOD ON THE BURNING DECK,
EATIN' GOOBERS BY THE PECK.
THEN THEY FOUND THE STEAM WAS HOT,
HE PUT THE GOOBERS IN THE POT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GOOBERS=PEANUTS ; HUMOR, FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE ; METER: IAMBIC ; QUATRAIN MONOLOGUE ; RHYME: MASCULINE, AABB ; SLANG PARODY EATING

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

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SITTIN' BY THE ROADSIDE ON A SUMMER DAY,
CHATTING WITH MY MESS MATES, PASSING TIME AWAY,
LAYING IN THE SHADOW UNDERNEATH THE TREE,
GOODNESS, HOW DELICIOUS EATING GOOBER PEAS!

CHORUS: PEAS, PEAS, PEAS, PEAS,
GOODNESS HOW DELICIOUS EATING GOOBERPEAS!

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECITED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; FOOD, EATING ; GOOBERS=PEANUTS ; IT MAY ALSO BE SUNG. ; METER: IAMBIC, ANAPESTIC ; RHYME: AABB

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

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TOAST

THROUGH THE TEETH AND OVER THE GUMS,
LOOKOUT STOMACH, HERE IT COMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; MOCK GRACE BEFORE EATING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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PROVERB

BOX YOUR EARS IN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): REFERS TO BEATING OR PUNCHING ; THREAT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

IF A WOMAN EATS ERASERS, SHE IS GOING TO HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PICA -- EATING ODD THINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-22-1972

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PUDDING PROOF

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS UTTERED BY BEA SHELLY, MY LANDLADY,
ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS

Data entry tech comment: BEA OBVIOUSLY HAS A FRAGMENTED MIND. (INSTRUCTORS COMMENT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING.

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE STRAWBERRIES?
WITH A SPOON

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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CAUSE OF ILLNESS

IF YOU EAT TOO MANY STRWBERRIES,
YOU WILL GET A STRAWBERRY MARK ON YOUR NECK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PUNISHMENT FOR IMMODERATE EATING. ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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BOA CONSTRICTOR

I@M BEING SWALLOWED BY A BOA CONSTRICTOR %REPEAT 3 TIMES<
AND I DON'T LIKE IT VERY MUCH.
OH NO, OH NO, HE SWALLOWED MY TOE, HE SWALLOWED MY TOE.
OH GEE, OH GEE, HE'S UP TO MY KNEE, HE'S UP TO MY KNEE.
OH FIDDLE, OH FIDDLE, HE'S REACHING MY MIDDLE, HE'S REACHED
MY MIDDLE.
OH HECK, OH HECK, HE'S UP TO MY NECK, HE'S UP TO MY NECK.
OH DREAD, OH DREAD, HE SWALLOWED MY ( SWOOP )

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BOA CONSTRICTOR ; CHAIN TALE IN SONG - EATING OF OBJECTS

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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DAD: I SURE WISH YOU'D STOP REACHING FOR
THINGS. DON'T YOU HAVE A TONGUE.
SON: YES, BUT MY ARM IS LONGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): ABSURD ; CHILDREN ; DIOLOGUE ; EATING ; HUMOR ; PARENTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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IF A CHILD CRIES CONSTANTLY, ITS MOTHER WAS HUNGRY DURING PREGNANCY
FOR SOMETHING SHE NEVER GOT.

Where learned: OHIO ; LIMA

Keyword(s): FOOD EATING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 03-03-1968

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BIRTH MARKS

IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER CRAVES STAWBERRIES AND DOESN'T GET THEM,
THE CHILD WILL BE BORN WITH "STRAWBERRY MARKS."

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- P244 P244.6
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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BIRTH:

IN A LUG GET-TOGETHER, PARTY OR CELEBRATION ETC., THE GREEKS SAY THE
PREGNANT WOMAN IS SUPPOSED TO GET THE FIRST TASTE OF ALL THE FOOD
GIVEN .

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING NATIONALITY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth

Date learned: 11-14-1969

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PROVERB

MEHWE BKYCUW, CKOPWE IUKHEW. ( UKRAINIAN )
IF YOU BITE LESS OFF, YOU'LL SWALLOW IT FASTER. TRANSLATION.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.
THIS REFERS TO NOT ATTEMPTING MORE THAN YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMBITION ; EATING METAPHOR ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A POLISH PICNIC? SIX POLLOCKS
SITTING AROUND A CESSPOOL WITH STRAWS!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): EATING DRINKING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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WHAT WAS A GARBAGE MAN DOING AT A POLISH WEDDING? HE
WAS CATERING!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): EATING DRINKING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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WHAT'S A JEWISH DILEMMA? FREE HAM!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): BARGAIN ; CHEAP ; EATING TABU: PORK

Subject headings: JEWI

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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If a woman or girl sings at the table, she
will marry a crazy man.

Submitter comment: Informant said this happened to a friend of hers who
used to listen to the radio and sing while she was
eating. When she grew up she married a man who was
crazy.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EATING ; FUNCTION ; Meals ; TABLE MANNERS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00001940S

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It was said if you wore two hats you were going to get a double
whooping.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVER ROUGE

James Callow Keyword(s): Punishment -- beating

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Head

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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