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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK AND PLENTY OF IT.

Data entry tech comment: PARODY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; PUN ON JACK AS SLANG FOR MONEY.

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY ; PUN: JACK FOR MONEY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK. JACK MEANS MONEY.

Submitter comment: MAUREEN'S INFORMANTS WERE BOTH HER FATHER EDWARD, OF IRISH AND
FRENCH DESCENT, AND HER MOTHER, PATRICIA, OF IRISH AND BOHEMIAN
DESCENT.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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SAVING ADVICE

ALWAYS SPEND LESS THAN YOU EARN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; FUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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POLISH PROVERB

AS THE WORK IS DONE, SO ONE IS PAYED. (PAID.)
JAKA PRACA, TAKA PTACA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: I KNOW THIS FROM HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS.

Submitter comment: GIVEN TO HER BY DIFFERENT ASSOCIATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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PROVERB

BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSY.

Submitter comment: AS SAID BY MY HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

CONSCIENCE IS THE SMALL INNER VOICE THAT TELLS YOU INTERNAL REVENUE
MIGHT CHECK YOUR RETURNS.

Submitter comment: WHY FOLKLORE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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PROVERB

CREDIT IS FOR THE BIRDS.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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PROVERB

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

DON'T PICK UP ANY WOODEN NICKLES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD FROM GRANDPARENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; GULLIBILITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE. IT'S THE WORST THINGS THAT ARE SO
EXPENSIVE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-17-1965

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PROVERB

THE BEST WAY TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IS TO FOLD IT IN HALF AND PUT
IT BACK IN YOUR WALLET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FRUGALITY ; IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

BETTER BORN LUCKY THAN RICH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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EMPHATIC EXPRESSION

BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR.

Submitter comment: USED TO ADD EMPHASIS TO VALIDITY OF A PREVIOUS STATEMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ECONOMICS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THE BORROWER IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER, AND THE DEBTOR TO THE
CREDITOR.

Where learned: RENO HALL

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-21-1968

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WOE BORROWER

BORROWING MAKES SORROWING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRIPLE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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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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SPANISH PROVERB

THE BURRO LOADED WITH GOLD HAS THE MOST SONOROUS BRAY.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM HER SPANISH TEACHER, DR. ESPINOSA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): PRIDE?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

BUSINESS IS BUSINESS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PRACTICALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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