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PROVERB

BE HONEST, MAKE FRIENDS AND HELP PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WAS THE PHILOSOPHY OF A MAN HE WORKED FOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1972

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PROVERB

COLD HANDS, WARM HEART; WARM HANDS, COLD HEART.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): AFFECTION ; CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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LEBANESE PROVERB

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CONSTIPATION OF THOUGHT, DIARRHEA OF WORDS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SCATALOGICAL ; WORDS

James Callow Keyword(s): DEFECATION ; ELLIPSIS ; IDLE CHATTER ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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PROVERB

CRY ON FRIDAY, LAUGH ON SUNDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; I SUPPOSE THIS HAS CHRISTIAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-29-1970

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BELIEF

A DEAD PERSON HELD OVER SUNDAY, ANOTHER FUNERAL SOON.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS WHILE LIVING IN NORTH DAKOTA IN THE
1930'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL VERSE

DO NOTHING, KNOW NOTHING
NIENTE SE TA,
NIENTE SE SA.

Data entry tech comment: ITALIAN PROVERB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; PARALLELISM

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

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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PROVERB

BETTER A WRONG OPINION THAN NONE AT ALL.

Submitter comment: READ IN A NEWSPAPER.

Data entry tech comment: NOT ALL PROVERBS ARE WISE.

Where learned: OHIO

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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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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PROVERB

BETTER LATE, THAN NEVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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LITHUANIAN PROVERB

GERIAU NEPRADITI, NEGU REPABAIGTI. (LITHUANIAN)
BETTER NOT TO START, THAN TO LEAVE UNFINISHED. (TRANSLATION)

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1968

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POLISH PROVERB

BETTER PEA SOUP AND SAUERKRAUT IN PEACETIME THAN A FAT CHICKEN
IN WARTIME.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BIRD ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-WAR ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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ITALIAN PROVERB

MELIO SOLO CHE MAL ACCOMPAGNATO. (ITALIAN)
BETTER TO BE ALONE THAN IN BAD COMPANY. (TRANSLATION)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

BETTER TO DIE OF LOVE THAN TO LOVE WITHOUT REGRET.

Data entry tech comment: MEANING OBSCURE!

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALL

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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PROVERB

BETTER TO HAVE A BAD MORNING THAN A BAD MARRIAGE. (TRANSLATION)

Submitter comment: FOR OLD MAIDS WHO DON'T GET MARRIED, ITS BEST FOR THEM TO ALWAYS
REMEMBER: MM[ BETTER TO HAVE A BAD MORNING THAN A BAD MARRIAGE. (TRANSLATION)

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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PROVERB

BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST THAN NOT TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL.

Where learned: SHIPLE HALL

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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PROVERB

BETTER TO LOSE SOMETHING IN THE COMPANY OF A DULL PERSON, THAN TO
FIND SOMETHING WITH A SMART PERSON (BECAUSE HE WILL PROBABLY TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF YOU).

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVES IN UKRAINE.

Data entry tech comment: UKRANIAN TEXT GIVEN ON 5X8 CARD.
TRANSLATION DUBIOUS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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SILENCE

BETTER TO REMAIN SILENT AND BE THOUGHT A FOOL, THAN TO SPEAK OUT
AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; STUPIDITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-01-1968

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POLISH PROVERB

BIG CLOUDS--LITTLE RAIN. (TRANSLATION)
Z DUZES CHMURY--MALY DESZCZ. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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PREDICTION

BIG DROPS, LITTLE RAIN.
LITTLE DROPS, BIG RAIN.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; CONTRAST ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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SAYING

BORN OF THE GUN; DIES OF THE GUN.

Submitter comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE SWORD, DIES OF THE SWORD.

Data entry tech comment: SON OF A GUN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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