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MULTIPLYING TECHNIQUE

THERE IS A WAY OF MULTIPLYING BY NINES ON YOUR HANDS.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HOLD UP YOUR TEN FINGERS AND PICK THE NUMBER
THAT YOU WANT TO MULTIPLY NINE BY AND THEN YOU PUSH DOWN THAT FINGER.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WANT TO MULTIPLY NINE BY THREE YOU WOULD PUT
DOWN YOUR THIRD FINGER.
ON ONE SIDE OF THIS THIRD FINGER YOU WOULD HAVE TWO FINGERS HELD
UP, ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU WOULD HAVE SEVEN FINGERS HELD UP,
THEREFORE YOUR ANSWER WOULD BE TWENTY-SEVEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Uodated by TRD on 10.11.13

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Keyword(s): Arithmetic, Mathematics, Multiplication, Trick, Memory, Aid, Learning, Tool, Fingers,

James Callow Keyword(s): MULTIPLICATION ON FINGERS

Subject headings: 686 686.1.9
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BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.9
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-22-1979

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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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The Blacksmiths Son

Long ago in a small village there lived a blacksmith. Now although blacksmiths were poor, they were, nevertheless, held in respect because they were the strongest men in the village.

People used to go to the blacksmith for advice and help. This particular balcksmithhad one son, and the blacksmith wanted his son to be a blacksmith also. But the son was lazy and did not like to work. One day he told his father: "father, I have a very brilliant idea. I'm going to learn your trade in an easy way. Here's my plan: Put me in a large basket above yuor workshop and I will watch everything you do. And by watching you constantly, I will earn your trade."

So the son was put in the basket and watched his father fort several months. Then the son said to his father: "Father, I think I'm ready." And so the father gave the son tools, and a large piece of iron, and said to his son: "now son, what are you going to make?"

"Father," the son said, "I think I'll make a hammer."

"Son," the father said, "If you can make a hammer, you will be a better blacksmith than I, because it took me five years to learn how to make a hammer." And the son worked feverishly for several days but to no avail. So the son went to his father and said: "Father, I think I'll make a horseshoe instead."

The father said; "Son, if you can make a horseshoe, you will be a better blacksmith than I, because it took me three years to learn how to make a horseshoe." The son again went out, pounding and forming, but to no avail. He said to the fahter: "Father, I think I will make a nail instead of a horseshoe."

The fahter said: "Son, if you can make a nail, you will be a better blacksmith than I, because it took me two years to learn how to make a nail." The son worked for several hours, but to no avail. He said to his father: "Father, I will make something you never made. I will make a needle."

"Son," said the father, "if you make a needle, you will be a better blacksmith than I, for no smith has made a needle. " And so, the son worked and worked until finally there was nothing left. but he did not give up. He said: "Father, I will make something with no iron at all."

"Son, if you can make something without iron, it will indeed make you a great blacksmith," the father replied.

The son said: "Come watch, Father." He took a pair of tongs and heated them red hot, and suddenly plunged them into a barrel of water, and said: "Father, I did it. I made a pss."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs Number [ B665] crossed out and B646 is written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): Blacksmith ; FAMILY ; Father ; Hammer ; HORSESHOE ; HUMOR ; IRON ; Learn ; Lesson ; Needle ; Outsmart ; Skill ; Son ; TRADE ; Wise ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Romantic Realistic

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Custom

Slate:

When the informant was of grade-school age, it was mandatory to come to school with a slate and a sponge wet enough to last for the whole day.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [M243] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; EDUCATION ; Learning ; Objects ; SCHOOL ; TOOLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned

Data entry tech comment:

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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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned

Submitter comment:

Used when Collector's ten cent allowance was spent.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; Savings ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Live and Learn

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Apothegm;

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; EXPERIENCE ; Learn ; Live ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Finances ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Finances ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Finance ; Finances ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

a penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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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

Data entry tech comment:

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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