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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GO WANDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER -- FOR ANYTHING AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AFRICAN PROVERB

ALL THE WATER I BATHE WITH DOESN'T GO ON MY SKIN.

Submitter comment: MEANING: ALL MY GOOD FUTURES IN LIFE ARE NOT FOR ME ALONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOMS ; HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SARCASTIC PROVERB

ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING HALF-ASSED.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING IS USUALLY APPLIED TO SOMEONE ABOUT TO UNDERTAKE A
PROJECT FOR WHICH THERE IS LITTLE ENTHUSIASM, I.E., A SOCIAL SERVICE
PROJECT, SCHOOL PROJECT, ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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PROVERB

AN ARM HOLDING A CUP CANNOT STRETCH OUTWARDS.

Submitter comment: A MAN FEELS A DEEPER LOVE TOWARDS HIS INTIMATES THAN TOWARDS OTHER
PEOPLE; BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER.

Data entry tech comment: KOREAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; KOREA ; SEOUL

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BROAD SHOULDERS

AS BROAD BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS AS A HERRING IS BETWEEN THE EYES.
(DESCRIBING A GUY WITH SLENDER SHOULDERS.)

Submitter comment: MAUREEN'S INFORMANT WAS HER 82 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER EVA HARMON
OF FRENCH DESCENT CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ALGONAC, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; FISH ; HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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AFRICAN PROVERB

BABY NOT BORN YET, AND HIS EYE CAN SEE.

Submitter comment: MEANING: DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY ARE HATCHED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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SAYING

BABY NOT BORN YET, ITS EYES CAN SEE"

Submitter comment: MEANING: DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; SENSES

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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PROVERB

BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP, BUT IT HELPS.

Submitter comment: CORRUPTION OF THE FAMILIAR.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; HOME

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

A BELLY FULL IS A BELLY FULL.

Where learned: WRITTEN DOWN

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; REPETITION

James Callow Keyword(s): BE SATISFIED? ; REPETITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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LOVE

COLD HAND MEAN A WARM HEART.

Submitter comment: MARY LOU HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): AFFECTION ; CONFUSIAN PARODY ; CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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ITALIAN PROVERB

AQUA FRESCA REFRESCA SUE CORE. (ITALIAN)

Submitter comment: COLD WATER REFRESHES THE HEART. (LITERAL TRANSLATION)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1968

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BELIEF

A DEAD PERSON HELD OVER SUNDAY, ANOTHER FUNERAL SOON.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS WHILE LIVING IN NORTH DAKOTA IN THE
1930'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

Where learned: SCHOOL

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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HANDS

DON'T LET YOUR RIGHT HAND KNOW WHAT YOUR LEFT HAND IS DOING.

Submitter comment: A SAYING BY INFORMANT'S PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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DON'T TRUST BOYS WITH EYES OF BROWN
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE THEN TURN YOU DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; RHYME ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Color

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PROVERB

THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A HELPING HAND IS AT THE END OF YOUR OWN ARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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