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CHARACTER AND SPEECH

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A MAN WHO IS QUEER WILL TALK WITH A LISP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUAL ; SLANG: QUEER FOR HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics

Date learned: 11-03-1969

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THURSDAYS

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IN THE ALMA AREA IT IS CONSIDERED THE SIGN OF THE QUEER
IF HE WEARS GREEN ON THURSDAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUAL ; SLANG: QUEER FOR HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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(CATCH TALE)

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I WAS HITCH-HIKING HOME ONE DAY AND THIS GUY IN A
SPORTS CAR PICKED ME UP. AFTER ABOUT A HALF HOUR OF
USUAL BULL-SHIT, THIS GUY SLID HIS HAND OVER ONTO MY
KNEE. I GAVE HIM A DIRTY LOOK AND REMOVED HIS HAND.
ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, HE SLID HIS HAND OVER ONTO
MY KNEE AGAIN, AND I AGAIN REMOVED IT. WHEN HE DID IT
A THIRD TIME, I TOLD HIM TO STOP THE CAR, AS I WAS
GETTING OUT. AS I WAS GETTING OUT, HE PULLED THIS
SPRAY CAN OUT FROM UNDER THE SEAT AND SAID IN HIS
MOST FAGGOT VOICE, "YOU SILLY BITCHES ARE ALL THE
SAME. AFTER THIS YOU'LL BE JUST LIKE ME" AND HE
SPRAYED THIS SHIT ON ME.
AND THIS IS THE SAME SWEATER I HAD ON THAT DAY, AND IT
STILL SMELLS RIGHT HERE (HE POINTS TO A SPOT ON HIS
CHEST). HERE SMELL IT. (AND AS THE GUY DOES, HE
KISSES THE GUY ON THE CHEEK.)

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): FAGGOT=HOMOSEXUAL ; HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
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Date learned: 00-00-1970

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MOMMY, MOMMY

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MOMMY, MOMMY, WHY CAN'T I WEAR DRESSES LIKE OTHER CHILDREN?
SHUT UP, RALPH

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE, AND HE REMEMBERS
THIS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABSURD ; CHILDREN ; DIOLOGUE ; DRESS ; HOMOSEXUALITY ; HUMOR ; MOTHER ; TRANSVESTISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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POLISH JOKE

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WHAT IS A POLISH QUEER? A GUY WHO WOULD RATHER GO OUT WITH
GIRLS THAN GO PICK MUSHROOMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): QUEER: SLANG FOR HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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A SIGN THAT SOMEONE'S GAY.

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IF YOU WEAR YELLOW ON THURSDAYS YOU ARE GAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 04-00-1980

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How do you know if your roommate is gay?
His dick tastes like shit.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUALITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 00-00-1988

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Yellow Thursday

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It was said that if you wore yellow on any Thursday, you were
a fag. We would watch throughout the day to find, even the smallest
thread of yellow in someone's clothing, and point it out to others
by yelling, "Yellow on Thursday, so and so is a FAG!

Submitter comment:

I remember some kids going home at lunch and changing clothes
to eliminate the yellow and the teasing.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): Fag = homosexual

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00001960S

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MONDAY IS QUEER DAY FOR QUEERS AND THEY SHOW THIS
BY WEARING GREEN.
THURSDAY IS QUEER DAY FOR NORMAL PEOPLE, AND THEY SHOW
THIS BY WEARING GREEN.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO ME IN A CAR AS WE WERE DRIVING
HOME FROM SCHOOL.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUALS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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IF YOU WEAR WHITE SOX AT ANY TIME, YOU ARE A "WEIRDO"
OR "QUEER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUAL ; SOCKS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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IF YOU WEAR GREEN ON THURSDAY, YOU ARE A QUEER.

Submitter comment:

A HIGH SCHOOL TREND. QUEER MEANING "NOT WITH IT;" AN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 03-02-1969

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(CATCH TALE)

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

I WAS HITCH-HIKING HOME ONE DAY AND THIS GUY IN A
SPORTS CAR PICKED ME UP. AFTER ABOUT A HALF HOUR OF
USUAL BULL-SHIT, THIS GUY SLID HIS HAND OVER ONTO MY
KNEE. I GAVE HIM A DIRTY LOOK AND REMOVED HIS HAND.
ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, HE SLID HIS HAND OVER ONTO
MY KNEE AGAIN, AND I AGAIN REMOVED IT. WHEN HE DID IT
A THIRD TIME, I TOLD HIM TO STOP THE CAR, AS I WAS
GETTING OUT. AS I WAS GETTING OUT, HE PULLED THIS
SPRAY CAN OUT FROM UNDER THE SEAT AND SAID IN HIS
MOST FAGGOT VOICE, "YOU SILLY BITCHES ARE ALL THE
SAME. AFTER THIS YOU'LL BE JUST LIKE ME" AND HE
SPRAYED THIS SHIT ON ME.
AND THIS IS THE SAME SWEATER I HAD ON THAT DAY, AND IT
STILL SMELLS RIGHT HERE (HE POINTS TO A SPOT ON HIS
CHEST). HERE SMELL IT. (AND AS THE GUY DOES, HE
KISSES THE GUY ON THE CHEEK.)

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): HOMOSEXUAL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
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Date learned: 00-00-1970

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Ethnic Joke: French

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There was this couple engaged to be married. He was a Frenchman, while she was American. Her father gives her advice about her fiance: "Daughter, don't marry a frenchman!" But father, I love this man very much, I'm sure he will be fine. Her father repeats his warning: "Don't marry a Frenchman, because in six months, he'll ask you to "Change ends!" Don't worry father, everything will be ok. So, they got married.

What do you know, but six months later, while they are in bed, the Frenchman says "Honey, would you mind changing ends, just for tonight?" The girl gets a little angry and says "I should have listened to my father, he was right about you Frenchmen!" The frenchman replied, "But honey, Don't you want to have any children?"

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Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: RENO HALL ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): ETHNIC JOKE ; FRENCH ; HOMOSEXUALITY ; Innuendo ; MARRIAGE ; REFERENCE TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; SEXUAL EUPHEMISM ; Stereotype

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C566

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Custom/Belief

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School Custom Concerning Dress:

Anyone who wore green and yellow to school on Thursday was considered to be "queer."

Submitter comment:

I can recall this as being practiced while I was in grade school.

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motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): COLOR ; DRESS ; Green ; Homophobia ; HOMOSEXUALITY ; Presentation ; SCHOOL ; SLANG ; Thursday ; YELLOW

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE NEW CEREAL "QUEERIOS?"
YOU POUR ON THE MILK AND THEY EAT THEMSELVES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD on 12-21-2010

Where learned: Massachusetts

Keyword(s): DEROGATORY ; Homophobia ; HOMOSEXUAL ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; Off-Color ; Stereotype

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 00-00-1972

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Is it better to be born black or gay?
Black, because you don't have to tell your parents.
Who are the two most famous black women in history?
Aunt Jemima and Mutha Fucker!

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT ; OFFICE

Keyword(s): African American ; Bigot ; Black ; GAY ; HOMOSEXUAL ; JOKE ; Offensive ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1984

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