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THINKER

THE BEST THINKING IS DONE WITH THE MOUTH CLOSED.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS THE PROCTOR OF A STUDY HALL IN MY HIGH SCHOOL AND
HE USED TO REPEAT THIS ON THE AVERAGE OF TWICE A DAY.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): CLANISHNESS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-20-1965

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PROVERB

THE BRAIN IS A WONDERFUL THING. IT NEVER STOPS FUNCTIONING FROM THE
TIME YOU ARE BORN UNTIL YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH TO SAY SOMETHING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): CONVERSATION ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AFRICAN PROVERB (EVIDENTLY TRANSLATION)

CAN'T ALWAYS LET YOUR RIGHT HAND SEE WHAT YOUR LEFT HAND IS
DOING? (AFRICAN)

Submitter comment: MEANING: YOU CANT ALWAYS LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; SENSES

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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A POLISH PROVERB

CHOOSE A WIFE BY HER EARS, NOT HER EYES. (TRANSLATION)

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER KNOWS THIS FROM POLAND.

Data entry tech comment: POLISH TEXT GIVEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; MATRIMONY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Head, physiognomy, face
BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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PROVERB

A CLOSED MOUTH CATCHES NO FLIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; INSECT

James Callow Keyword(s): GOSSIP ; OBSERVATION ; PUN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CONFUCIUS SAY: KOTEX NOT BEST THING ON EARTH, BUT NEXT TO IT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY ; PUDENDUM ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
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Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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OLD JEWISH SAYING

THE EYES ARE THE PART WHICH PUTS MOST OBSTACLES IN ONE'S WAY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY

James Callow Keyword(s): GREED?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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