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PROVERB

THE HIGHER THEY GO THE FARTHER THEY DROP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERB

THE HIGHER YOU FLY, THE HARDER YOU FALL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN OF AUSTRALIA,
WHO PAINTED HIS BUM LIKE A DAHLIA.
THE DRAWING WAS FINE,
THE COLOR DIVINE,
THE SCENT - AH}THAT WAS A FAILURE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS ; IMPERFECT RHYME: DAHLIA/FAILURE ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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ITALIAN WOMEN

WHAT DO THEY CALL A BATHTUB FULL OF ITALIAN WOMEN?
THE BAY OF PIGS.

Submitter comment: THE BAY OF PIGS HAS SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS JOKE, BECAUSE
THERE IS ACTUALLY A PLACE HAVING THAT NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW CUBA'S CASTRO. ; CUBA ; KENNEDY'S PRESIDENCY, ALLUDING TO FAILURE OF ; POLITICAL REFERENCE TO INCIDENT DURING JOHN F.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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NOT GIVEN

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM.

Submitter comment: THIS STATES A BELIEF THAT WHEN SOMETHING IS DONE FOR THE
THIRD TIME, IF IT HAS FAILED THE FIRST TWO TIMES, THE
THIRD TIME WILL SUCCEED. IF SUCCESSFUL THE FIRST TWO
TIMES, THE THIRD TIME WILL FAIL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SUCCESS FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STRIKE THREE AND YOU'RE OUT.

Submitter comment: SAYING DERIVED FROM BASEBALL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALLS

Keyword(s): FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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THREE STRIKES

THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS IN GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): BASEBALL FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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