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ITALIAN TAUNT

DEGO THROUGH SNOW, DEGO THROUGH MUD,
AND WHEN DEGO FLAT,
DEGO WOP, WOP, WOP.

Submitter comment:

HE WAS IN MY ROOM EARLIER IN THE SEMESTER AND WE GOT TO
TALKING ABOUT TAUNTS AGAINST ITALIANS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DEROGATORY SLANG FOR ITALIAN: WOP, DEGO ONOMATOPOEIA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.329

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS ONE THING TO BE SMART AND KNOW IT AND ANOTHER TO BE SMART AND
LET EVERYBODY ELSE KNOW IT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAGGING EGOTISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

EVERY BIRD BRAGS ABOUT ITS OWN SWAMP.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; EGOTISM ; SYMBOL ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM-- MALTESE

HATT MA JIGHIEDLEC AHSEH WIICECH BREIX TEUN ISBCEH MINNI
NO ONE IS GOING TO TELL YOU TO WASH YOUR FACE SO THAT YOU WON'T BE
PRETTIER THAN THEY ARE

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS MALTESE TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EGO ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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PROVERBIAL SAYING

A PERSON WHO PRAISES HIMSELF IS NO DARN GOOD.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM THE POLISH

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; EGOTISM ; OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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BLASON POPULAIRE

A PERSON WHO GETS ALL WRAPPED UP IN HIMSELF MAKES A
VERY SMALL PACKAGE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER YOUTH

Where learned: INDIANA ; Hudson Lake

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; EGOTISM ; OBSERVATION ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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