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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS GREEN AND WHITE AND COLD ALL OVER?
A: GRASS WITH SNOW ON IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q) COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): WORD-PLAY: PUN ON "GOLD"

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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Religious Verse

Men's book with heaps of chaff are stored

God's book doth "golden grains" afford.

Then leave the chaff and spend thy pains

In gathering up thy golden grains.

Submitter comment:

Found in an autograph book from 1880's

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Chaff ; God ; Golden ; Grain ; Language ; Man ; RELIGION ; RHYME ; VERSE

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

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Maxim

All that Glitters is not gold.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [O700, V3] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COLOR ; Gold ; Language ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Maxim

Proverbial Metaphor:

All that glitters is not gold.

Submitter comment:

You can't judge something or someone's worth from their outer appearance.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in ALL  is underlined twice.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; Gold ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Play on Words

There once was a Texas oilman who went to see his dentist and, when asked which tooth bothered him, he replied, "Oh, drill anywhere. I feel lucky today!"

Submitter comment:

He heard it from one of his friends.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Black Gold ; Dentist ; Drilling ; HUMOR ; Oil ; PUN ; Texas

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Man

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Proverb

All that glitters is not gold.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, OH.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Glitter ; Gold ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VALUE ; VERSE ; Worth

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Polish Proverb:

Nie Wszystko Ztoto-co Sie Swieci

"All is not gold that glitters."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ETHNIC ; Glitter ; Gold ; Maxim ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; Surface ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

All is not gold that glitters.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Glitter ; Gold ; Maxim ; Prose ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

At the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Gold ; Maxim ; Pot ; PROVERB ; RAINBOW ; TREASURE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Everything that glitters is not gold.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Glitter ; Gold ; Judgment ; Maxim ; METAL ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Silence is golden.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Golden ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SILENCE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Goldfish:

In a world where all is water, who can tell when goldfish weep?

Submitter comment:

I found these words written on the wall of MRI 305 with no author.

Data entry tech comment:

 

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): ; Apothegm ; Cry ; Goldfish ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WATER ; Weep

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

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THE LEGEND OF POT GOLD

THE TORIES BEFORE FLEEING NEW YORK, TOOK ALL THEIR GOLD
AND PUT IT IN HUGE IRON POTS. THEY BURIED THESE POTS IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND TO THIS DAY THERE STILL REMAINS SOME
TO BE FOUND.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Legend ; MONEY ; Pot of Gold ; Tories ; TREASURE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IF ONE ACQUIRES STYE ON THE EYE, RUB IT WITH A GOLD RING
UNTIL THE RING FEELS WARM AND IT (STYE) WILL DISAPPEAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CURE ; Eye ; Gold ; REMEDY ; Stye

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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