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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

RUSSIA FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE AND SERVES IT ON CHINA IN THE USA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): PUN ON GREASE FOOD COUNTRIES

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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WHERE WERE THE FIRST DOUGHNUTS MADE?
IN GREECE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN: GREASE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT WERE TARZAN'S LAST WORDS?
ANSWER: WHO GREASED THE VINE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GREASED (A) ; TARZAN'S (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT WERE TARZAN'S LAST WORDS?
ANSWER: WHO GREASED THE GRAPEVINE?

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): GREASED (A) ; TARZAN'S (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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Proverb

The Squeaky Wheel:

the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the grease.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Compliance ; Grease ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Rebel ; Squeak ; VERSE ; Wheel

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The squeaking wheel gets greased.

Submitter comment:

Heard this often as a child, also, when living in Missouri and Ohio.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ATTENTION ; Grease ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Squeak ; VERSE ; Wheel

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The axle that squeaks gets the most grease.

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Metaphor

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Axle ; Grease ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Squeak ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Rhyme

Autograph Rhyme / Pun:

Who greased the grapevine/

-Tarzan

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Grapevine ; Grease ; poem ; PUN ; Signature ; Tarzan ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Food: Recipe

Cracklin-Bread:

Take hog skins and render in a hot oven. Pour off the grease. Put through a grinder and season cornbread with it. Bake in hot oven.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bake ; BREAD ; COOK ; Cornbread ; Cracklin ; Fat ; FOOD ; Grease ; Hog ; Pig ; RECIPE ; SKIN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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FOR DOG BITES, USE A PLASTER OF GOOSE GREASE AND HAIR
OF THE DOG THAT BIT YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURE ; DOG ; Goose ; Grease ; HAIR ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Animal

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REALLY REALLY OLD GREASY RAG, AND PUT TWO WALNUTS IN IT. WHOEVER HAS THE WARTS MUST CARRY IT IN POCKET FOR TWO DAYS.
THEN AFTER THE DAYS, BURY IT DEEP IN GROUND AND CAN'T
TELL A SOUL WHERE YOU HID IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Bury ; CURE ; Grease ; Rag ; REMEDY ; SECRET ; Walnuts ; Wart

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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