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Diarrhea Drip, drip! Diarrhea! Drip, drip!
Some people think it's funny
But they like it hot and runny!
Diarrhea! Drip, drip! Diarrhea! Drip, drip!
Some people think it's nice
And they like it over rice!

Submitter comment: The collector heard this as a child. It's a simple chant
where the last two lines after every "drip, drip" are changed.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Feces as food ; HUMOR ; ILLNESS ; REFRAIN ; SICK HUMOR

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-00-1991

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IF A PERSON BITES YOU, RUB SOME CHICKEN DO-DO ON THE SPOT
AND HIS TEETH WILL ROTTEN. (ROT)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): FECAL FECES

James Callow Keyword(s): DUNG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT'S A POOR BIRD THAT SHITS IN HIS OWN NEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OSCODA

Keyword(s): FECES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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IT'S A BAD BIRD THAT FOULS ITS OWN NEXT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): FECES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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FINNISH SAYING

IT FITS LIKE A MOCCASIN IN DUNG.

Submitter comment: {FINNISH} SOPII NIEN KO PIAKSU PASKAHAN.

Keyword(s): SHOES FECES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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The Clever Chef

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

There once was a king who demanded that his chef prepare him a different type of meat for each principle meal. when the chef ran out of meats it would mean his death.

Quite naturally, the king soon ran out of chefs and volunteers for the job were few and far between. in fact, things got so bad that the king had to draft his subjects into the job. One of these peasants got drafted and day after day he prepared a different type of meat. However, as time went by, he began to run out of choices. Finally the day arrived when he had none. In desperation, he went to the palace barn at milking time and collected the cow manure as it was being expelled. That night he served it to the king. Upon tasting it, the king called for the chef in order that he might compliment him on the most delicious meat of all. When asked where it came from, the chef replied "it is that which hasn't fallen, your majesty."

Submitter comment:

This is translated from Polish and I feel it has lost its humor in translation.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

A grammatical correction was made to the Collector's spelling: Changing it's to its.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Class ; COOKING ; Deception ; FECES ; Fool ; IGNORANCE ; King ; Peasant ; ROYALTY ; Scat ; SCATOLOGICAL ; Scatological Humor ; Social Class ; Trickery ; Wit

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Romantic Realistic

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