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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: KAS SALDESNIS US NEDIZ? - WHAT IS SWEETER THAN HONEY?
A: MIEGAS - SLEEP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND ; EATABLE (HONEY) (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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A SWARM OF BEES IN MAY
IS WORTH A LOAD OF HAY;
A SWARM OF BEES IN JUNE,
IS WORTH A SILVER SPOON.
A SWARM OF BEES IN JULY,
ISN'T WORTH A FLY.

Submitter comment: ANOTHER OLD SAYING OF HIS FATHER, CLOSELY LINKED TO THE
TIME WHEN BEES PRODUCE THE MOST HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; HONEY ; INCOME ; MONTHS OF YEAR ; OBSERVATION ; PREDICTION

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

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Adversary ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; enemies ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Malice ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with a spoonful of sugar than a whole dish of vinegar.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Repalcedw tih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; Dish ; FLIES ; HONEY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Spoon ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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POLISH FOLK BELIEF

LIPOWY MIOD JEST NAJLEPSYM Z MIODOW.
NIBY DOJZALY BURGUND ZACHOWIYE W SOBIE
ENERGIE STONECZNA. OKRESLENCE 'STARY LEPIES' BRZMCATO JAKO
NAJIOYNSZN POCHWATADLA TRUNKU.
THE HONEY OF JULY IS THE BEST OF ALL HONEYS. IT RETAINS
WITHIN ITSELF THE ENERGY OF THE SUN. THE PHRASE, 'OLD JULY'
RINGS AS THE GREATEST PRAISE OF ITS DRINKS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Botany ; FOOD ; HONEY ; July ; Lore ; Moth ; Old July ; POLISH ; PRAISE ; Saying ; Sun

James Callow Keyword(s): MIDDLE-AGE? ; SYMBOL ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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