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SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BULLY ; DIALECT ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SCARE

SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BULLY ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT DIALECT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SEPERATION OF FRIENDS

IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH SOMEONE AND YOU SEPERATE
TO GO AROUND A POLE OR OBSTACLE, YOU ARE GOING TO FIGHT.

Submitter comment: COULDN'T REMEMBER WHERE SHE HAD LEARNED THIS.

Data entry tech comment: THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME AND A FRIEND OF MINE WHO IS NO LONGER
SPEAKING TO ME BECAUSE OF A FIGHT. WE WERE SEPERATED BY A PARKED
CAR, AND THIS COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CAUSE OF OUR FIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FIGHTS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SAY "BREAD AND BUTTER" WHEN AN OBJECT COMES BETWEEN YOU
AND YOUR COMPANION OR YOU WILL HAVE AN ARGUMENT.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; KANSAS CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): FIGHT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Human condition and activities
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001950'S

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Retort

In the Marines, when you are asked your weight, you say:

"I'm (insert weight) pounds of hell, death and destruction."

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original Title [Expression of Fixed Form] has been crossed out. Replaced with Retort.

Original BN [P640] has been crosssed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Fighter ; INSULT ; Marines ; MILITARY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Soldier ; WEIGHT ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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TWO DEAD BOYS

ONE AFTERNOON, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,
TWO DEAD BOYS STARTED TO FIGHT.
A DEAF POLICEMAN HEARD THE NOISE;
AND BEAT THE LIFE OUT OF THE TWO DEAD BOYS.

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Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Keyword(s): Abuse ; Afternoon ; Boys ; Dead ; DEAF ; DEATH ; FIGHT ; LIFE ; Night ; Opposite ; PARADOX ; POLICE ; RHYME ; RHYME ; Story ; Tale

James Callow Keyword(s): TANGLETALK

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

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL KISS A FOOL OR HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FIGHT ; ITCH ; KISS ; NOSE ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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WHEN WALKING WITH ANOTHER, DO NOT WALK ON EITHER (SIDE)
OF AN OBSTACLE OR YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): FIGHT ; Obstacle ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; WALKING

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE SCREWING FOR VIRGINITY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FIGHT ; HYPOCRISY ; HYPOCRISY ; Opposite ; Peace ; PROVERB ; Saying ; Screw ; VIRGINITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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SHOE BELIEF

DO NOT PUT YOUR SHOES ON THE TABLE, OR YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FIGHT ; SHOES ; SUPERSTITION ; Table

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; CLOTHING ; HOSTILITY ; NEGATIVE

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- P87O

Date learned: 03-21-1972

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HOUSEHOLD SUPERSTITON

IN MEXICO, WHEN PASSING SALT TO SOMEONE AT THE TABLE, PUT IT
ON THE TABLE, IF YOU HAND IT TO THE ASKER, YOU WILL FIGHT

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Culture ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FIGHT ; MANNERS ; Mexican ; MEXICO ; Salt ; Sobra Mesa ; SUPERSTITION ; Table

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- P86O
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 02-04-1968

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OLD IRISH CUSTOM

IRISH MOTHERS THROW HOLY WATER ON THEIR KIDS WHEN THEY ARE
FIGHTING IN ORDER TO DRIVE OUT THE DEVIL. THE THROWING OF HOLY WATER
WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EXORCISM TO DRIVE THE RAGE(DEVIL) OUT OF
PEOPLE WHO WERE FIGHTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; DEVIL ; EVIL EYE ; Fighting ; Holy Water ; IRELAND ; Irish ; Relationship ; Sibling

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 09-29-1968

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN TWO PEOPLE MEET AN OBSTACLE IF THEY GO DIFFERENT WAYS AROUND
IT THEY WILL HAVE AN ARGUMENT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ARGUMENT ; BELIEF ; FIGHT ; FRIENDSHIP ; Obstacle ; Separate ; SUPERSTITION ; Teamwork ; Together

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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