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FORMULA SPEECH;

ON EASTER SUNDAY, ONE ROMANIAN, INSTEAD OF SAYING "HELLO," SAYS
"CHRIST HAS RISEN." THE OTHER PERSON RESPONDS, "HE HAS RISEN
INDEED."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS HAS BEEN THE CUSTOM FOR GENERATIONS. SHE
DOES NOT KNOW WHY IT IS DONE EXCEPT POSSIBLY TO STRESS THE THEME
OF THE SEASON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GREETING ; RITUAL SPEECH

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-16-1971

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THE PHRASE "MNOHAYA LITA!" (MANY YEARS) IS USED BY UKRAINIANS
ON ALMOST EVERY OCCASION: AS A BIRTHDAY GREETING, A CONGRATULATORY
SAYING FOR A WEDDING, AS A TOAST, IN FACT ANYTIME ONE WOULD WANT
TO WISH ANY PERSON MANY MORE YEARS TO COME.
IT IS ALSO SUNG TO 3 BASIC MELODIES KNOWN BY ALL UKRAINIANS AFTER
THE PROPOSED TOAST, AFTER SOME ANNOUNCEMENT (OF MARRIAGE, BIRTHDAY,
ENGAGEMENT, ETC. . . .)
IT IS SOMETIMES SUNG IN CHURCH FOR GOOD HEALTH FOR MANY YEARS FOR
THE POPE, ARCHBISHOP, BISHOPS, CARDINAL, PASTOR, ETC.
(ON CHRISTMAS AND EASTER).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): GREETINGS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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Custom

Greetings:

Offering salt and bread and flowers is a way of greeting a person who has arrived from a long trip. This custom is one which was performed commonly in S.E. Poland and in Ukraine many years ago (prior to WWI) at that time it was used to greet any traveler regardless of his social position. Now recently it is used only in greeting people like priests, bishops, government officials, etc.

Submitter comment:

Although informant mentioned that this custom is carried out in Europe, I myself have observed this several months ago when people in a Ukrainian church greeted a bishop which had just been released from prison by the Russians.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; FLOWERS ; GREETING ; POLAND ; Salt, Bread ; Social Class ; Ukraine

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

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Language

Greeting - of a special kind:

In Australia, instead of asking if you have been waited on, the salesgirl asks "are you right?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

original BN [S500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Australia ; COUNTRY ; Culture ; GREETING ; Nation ; Restaurant ; RIGHT ; Service ; Waitress

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language

Greeting:

"Good Morning, Glory!"

Submitter comment:

This was my grandmother's greeting to me in the morning

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

the words [not used] are written in the top left of the submission card

Keyword(s): FLOWER ; Glory ; GREETING ; Language ; MORNING ; Morning glory ; PLAY ON WORDS ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's to you, as good as you are,
And to me, as bad as I am.
And as bad as I am,
I'm as good as you are
As bad as I am.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bad ; Good ; GREETING ; INSULT ; Me ; TOAST ; You

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

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Toast

Drink:

Here's to you, as good as you are,
and to me, as bad as I am.
And as bad as I am,
I'm as good as you are -as bad as I am

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [N400, C855] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Bad ; DRINK ; Good ; GREETING ; Me ; TOAST ; You

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

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Toast

Here's to you, as good as you are,
and here's to me, as bad as I am.

But as good as you are
And as bad as I am,


I'm as good as you are
as bad as I am

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bad ; DRINK ; Good ; GREETING ; INSULT ; Me ; TOAST ; You

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

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Greetings

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Greeting an Intimate:

Among Negro adolescents of Detroit, greetings of "Hello, Momma," and "Hello, Daddy," exchanged between a boy and a girl indicate that they are sexually intimate. HOwever, a boy greeting a girl as "Hello, Momma" as a proposition is likely to get swatted with a purse.

Submitter comment:

The informant observed this while teaching in the Detroit Public School system.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

T?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Daddy ; Detroit ; GREETING ; Innuendo ; Intimate ; Momma ; PROPOSITION ; Sexuality ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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Saying

Telephone Answer:

"Riedy's Morgue, you kill 'em, we chill 'em!"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Answer ; Chill ; GREETING ; Kill ; Morgue ; RHYME ; Saying ; TELEPHONE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Salutations:

Say when you answer the telephone:

"City Morgue...you stab 'em, we slab 'em."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GAME ; GREETING ; Language ; Morgue ; RHYME ; Salutation ; Slab ; Stab ; TELEPHONE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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IT IS GOOD LUCK TO SHAKE THE HAND OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Chimney ; Communication ; CUSTOM ; GREETING ; Hands ; LUCK ; Shake Hands ; SUPERSTITION ; Sweep

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 03-14-1970

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