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EPITAPH, FOUND IN BOOT HILL

HERE LIES LESTER MOORE
SIX SLUGS FROM A .44
NO LESS, NO MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH FROM GUNSHOT ; PUN ON PERSONAL NAME ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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WHAT DID DADDY BUCKSHOT SAY TO MAMA BUCKSHOT AT THE DIVORCE
HEARING?
YOU CAN HAVE THE FURNITURE, BUT I WANT THE BEE BEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GUNS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Custom: Animal

Hunter's and Woodsman's Belief:

Although there is an open season on them all year a Good Sportsmen or Hunter will never shoot a porcupine. This is because if a person was ever lost in the woods without any food or a gun a porcupine can be easily killed with a stick or a club and the meat is very nutritious.

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Original BN [P752] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Club ; FOOD ; Gun ; Hunt ; LOST ; Porcupine ; Survival ; Woods

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Etymology of "shotgun"

I remember how in grade school days my brother and I would yell out "shotgun" as we ran to the car for a ride. This word claimed a seat by the window for whoever could shout first.

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Keyword(s): Car ; ETYMOLOGY ; Language ; Origin ; Shotgun ; SLANG ; Window ; WORDS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Folk etymology

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