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Belief: Animal

Belief in Magic:

If you place a horsehair in vinegar it will turn into a worm.

Submitter comment:

This was told to the informant by her grandmother many years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WORK ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; HAIR ; HORSE ; MAGIC ; SUPERSTITION ; TRANSFORMATION ; VINEGAR ; Worm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Animal Life
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

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Proverb

Change Horses:

Don't change horses in the middle of a stream.

Submitter comment:

Read this in High School

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): Change ; DIRECTION ; HORSE ; Stream ; Switch

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't put the cart before the horse

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): assumption ; Cart ; EAGERNESS ; HORSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V500, V300] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): Control ; HORSE ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

Get a Horse!

-Said to anyone driving too slow.

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Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; HORSE ; RETORT ; SPEED ; Tease

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Two retorts to the "Age Before Beauty" line are:

"Only in the dictionary" or,

"But Beauty was a HORSE."

Submitter comment:

These are lines frequently used in grade school.

Data entry tech comment:

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James Callow comment:

The word Smart is crossed out from the title.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; BEAUTY ; COMEBACK ; Dictionary ; HORSE ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Yea, she was bread in old Kentucky, but she's only a crumb up here.

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James Callow comment:

[To What?] is written next to the title.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; HORSE ; INSULT ; Kentucky ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Detroit, MI

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The question [Proves what?] is written next to the collector comment.

Original BN [S570] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Appreciation ; COMEBACK ; Generous ; GIFT ; Grateful ; Greedy ; HORSE ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TEETH ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

Age before beauty.

Beauty was a horse.

Submitter comment:

Heard during college days

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Black ; COMEBACK ; HORSE ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Close only counts in horseshoes.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Close ; HORSESHOES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beg ; Beggar ; HORSE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WISH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Why lock the barn after the horse is stolen?

Submitter comment:

She learned from her grandfather

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Barn ; Hindsight ; HORSE ; Lock ; Lock ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Steal ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't change horses in the middle of the stream.

Submitter comment:

When you start something, finish it before jumping to something else.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Change ; HORSE ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Stream ; Switch ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

Submitter comment:

I heard this in my home as a child in Ferndale, MI

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DRINK ; HORSE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Don't change horses in mid-stream.

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Metaphor

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HORSE ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Stream ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

If wishes were horses beggars would ride.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beggar ; HORSE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Ride ; VERSE ; WISH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DRINK ; Free-will ; HORSE ; Instruct ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

If wishes were horses beggars would ride.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Apothegm ; Beggar ; HORSE ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V300] crossed out. Replacedw tih current classification

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beggars ; HORSES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WISHES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

If wishes were horses all beggars would ride

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this from his grandmother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beggar ; HORSE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WISH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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