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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ITALIAN PROVERB
OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A DRUNKEN MAN YOU GET THE TRUTH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ELIMINATES ONE'S INHIBITIONS ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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Superstition: Animals

Cats:

If there is a cat you want to get rid of, put some beans in a sack and tie it on the cat's tail, hit him on the backside and he will run himself to death.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Beans ; CAT ; DEATH ; Eliminate ; Pest ; Rid ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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COUNTING OUT

ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR;
FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO, SEVEN POTATO, ORE.
OUT GOES YOU.

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INFORMANT USED THIS RHYME WHILE A CHILD IN BALTIMORE.

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Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE

Keyword(s): Count ; COUNTING ; Eliminate ; Elimination ; GAME ; NUMBER ; POTATO ; RHYME

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

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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