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FEVER

GET ONE-FIFTH OF SOUTHERN COMFORT
SWEET AND GOOD MIXTURE DRINK AND ONE BOTTLE OF SCHWEPPES
BITTER LEMON JUICE. MIX HALF AND HALF.
THIS WILL SWEAT THE SICKNESS OUT OF YOU.
ALSO USE SOME VICKS VAPO RUB. RUB YOUR CHEST.
PUT ON A SWEAT SHIRT, THEN GO TO BED.
THE VICKS WORKS TO PULL THE SICKNESS OUT OF YOU, WHEREAS
THE ALCOHOL SWEATS IT OUT.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): INFLUENZA ; LIQUOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 02-10-1972

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POEM

MY TEACHER LOVES ME, SHE THINKS I AM DEAR,
SHE'S KEPT ME FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR}

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM FOR FLUNKING ; IRONY ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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THE DOVES

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW PANE
THE DOVES ARE MATING ONCE AGAIN
THEY BOW, THEY BILL, THEY FLAP, THEY FLUTTER
FROM ROOF TO RAIL, FROM GATE TO GUTTER.
THEY PECK AND PREEN AND SCRATCH AND SCATTER,
MAKING THE MOST INFERNAL CHATTER--
A COURSE OF CONDUCT OPPORTUNE,
NO DOUBT, TO SUCH A MONTH AS JUNE.
AND YET, I MUST CONFESS I FIND
SUCH BEDLAM (TO THE TEMPERATE MIND),
WHEN EMPHASISED WITHOUT ABATEMENT,
MERELY BECOMES AN OVER-STATEMENT.

Where learned: AUSTRALIA ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; HUMOR ; MONOLOGUE ; ONOMATOPAEIA ; PHONETIC INTENSIVE: FLAP, FLUTTER ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative C820.444

Date learned: CA10001968

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THE WOMAN WHO SHAKES A CRIB WITH HER RIGHT HAND, SHAKES THE WORLD
WITH HER LEFT.

Submitter comment: THE PROVERB MEANS THAT IT IS THE ABILITY OF A WOMAN TO GIVE BIRTH
THAT AFFECTS THE WORLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): INFLUENCE ; POWER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1982

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THE LAIRD OF LENOX

A VERY THIN MAN WITH WHITE, SIGHTLESS EYES, RED SKINNED,
AND DRESSED IN STUART-TARTAN, EKED OUT A LIVING BY
BLOWING ON A BIG TIN WHISTLE. NOBODY EVER KNEW THE
TUNES THAT THE "LAIRD" PLAYED, BUT ALWAYS BEFORE
BEGINNING HIS RECITAL, HE WOULD REMARK: "WHO GAVE
ME THIS LONESOME WHISTLE?" "AH, I MIND NOO! THE
LAIRD OF LENNOX."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSICIAN, FLUTE BLIND MAN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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THE LAIRD OF LENOX

A VERY THIN MAN WITH WHITE, SIGHTLESS EYES, RED SKINNED,
AND DRESSED IN STUART-TARTAN, EKED OUT A LIVING BY
BLOWING ON A BIG TIN WHISTLE. NOBODY EVER KNEW THE
TUNES THAT THE "LAIRD" PLAYED, BUT ALWAYS BEFORE
BEGINNING HIS RECITAL, HE WOULD REMARK: "WHO GAVE
ME THIS LONESOME WHISTLE?" "AH, I MIND NOO! THE
LAIRD OF LENNOX."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSICIAN, FLUTE BLIND MAN STUART: ALTERNATE SPELLING: STEWART

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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TO THE MANNER BORN

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): RICH AFFLUENT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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Proverb

Money Talks

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Apothegm

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; MONEY ; PROVERB ; TALK ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Large oaks from little acorns grow.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this from his grandmother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Acorn ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Oak ; PROVERB ; Tree ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEVIL ; Idle ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; Mind ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Workshop

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Charity begins at home.

Submitter comment:

My parents told me this one.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHARITY ; Home ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Flunk now and avoid the June rush.

Submitter comment:

Grade school pun.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): ACADEMIC ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Fail ; Flunk ; Grade ; June ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; PUN ; SCHOOL ; Summer ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Verse

The Tutor:

A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to teach two young tooters to toot;
said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot, or
To tutor two tooters to toot?"

Submitter comment:

Origin: Grandmother: Sarah Lipchinsky, New York City

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Where learned: Bagley School

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Flute ; Language ; MUSIC ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RHYME ; Teach ; TONGUE TWISTER ; Toot ; Tutor ; Youngster

James Callow Keyword(s): TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language

Tongue Twister:

 A tooter who tutored the flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Flute ; Language ; MUSIC ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RHYME ; TONGUE TWISTER ; Toot ; Tutor ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Tongue Twister

Tangle Talk:

A Tutoe who tooted a flute
Tried to teach two young tooters to toot
Said the two to the tutor,
"is it harder to toot, or to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Tongue Twister?

Original BN [C700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Flute ; GAME ; Language ; Tangle ; TONGUE TWISTER ; Tutor

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

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THE "DRIPPINGS" FROM A ROAD, WHEN MIXED HALF-AND-HALF WITH
WATER, WILL HELP YOU RECOVER YOUR STRENGTH, ESPECIALLY
AFTER THE FLU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Beef ; Broth ; Drippings ; Flu ; ILLNESS ; REMEDY ; Roast ; Soup ; TEA ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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