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FLEMISH PROVERB

AS THE CLOCK TICKS AT HOME, IT TICKS NOWHERE ELSE. ZOOALS HET KLOKJE THUIS TIKT, TIKT HET NERGENS. (FLEMISH)

Submitter comment: THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICH. FROM BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION ; TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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MORON JOKE

WHY DID THE MORON THROW THE CLOCK OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE TIME FLY.

Submitter comment:

HE LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ; PROVERB: TIME FLIES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-11-1967

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RIDDLE QUESTION

WHAT HAS FOUR WHEELS AND FLIES?
A GARBAGE TRUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): CONUNDRUM ; INSECTS: FLIES ; PUN ON FLY (INSECT) AND FLY (VERB)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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FLY RIDDLE

THERE ARE THREE FLIES IN THE KITCHEN. WHICH ONE IS THE FOOTBALL
PLAYER? THE ONE IN THE SUGAR BOWL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): FLIES ; PUN ON SUGAR BOWL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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FLY RIDDLE

THERE ARE THREE FLIES ON THE WINDOW. WHICH ONE IS THE MOVIE STAR?
THE ONE ON THE SCREEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): FLIES ; PUN ON SCREEN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1981

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Adversary ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; enemies ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Malice ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Vinegar catches no flies.

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Metaphor

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; FLIES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with a spoonful of sugar than a whole dish of vinegar.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Repalcedw tih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; Dish ; FLIES ; HONEY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Spoon ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A closed mouth catches no flies.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; FLIES ; Maxim ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Yours till butter flies

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Keyword(s): Album ; Aphorism ; AUTOGRAPH ; Butter ; Butterfly ; Devotion ; FLIES ; Flight ; Fly ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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BELIEF

A WAD OF COTTON ON THE FRONT DOOR WILL KEEP FLIES AWAY.

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cotton ; Door ; FLIES ; PREVENTION

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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