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PROVERB

THE FOOT ON THE CRADLE AND THE HAND ON THE DISTAFF IS THE SIGN OF A
GOOD HOUSEWIFE.

Submitter comment: SPANISH SAYING

Where learned: MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): MOTHERHOOD ; SPINNING WHEEL ; SYMBOLS ; WORK, INDUSTRY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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TICK, TACK, TOE
AND AROUND WE GO
AND WHERE WE STOP
NOBOBY KNOWS.
THE PERSON CLOSES HIS EYES AS HE RECITES THIS VERSE.
HE CIRCLES THE CHART WITH A POINTER AND WHERE THE
VERSE ENDS, HE POINTS TO THE PLACE WHERE HE STOPS.
AS MANY POINTS HE POINTS TO, THAT'S THE AMOUNT HE
GETS. AT THE END OF THE GAME, THE PERSON WITH THE
MOST POINTS WINS.

Submitter comment: I USED TO PLAY THIS WHEN I WAS SMALL, IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEE NUMBERED, WHEEL-CHART, DRAWN ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime C500.750

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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...as shiny as a nigger's heel.

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James Callow comment:

The word as is underlined.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): Foot ; Heel ; Offensive ; RACISM ; Racist ; SIMILE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison
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Shiny as a nigger's heel.

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Foot ; Heel ; Offensive ; RACISM ; Racist ; SIMILE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison
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Toast

Here's to the world as round as a wheel

That all must feel,

If this life were a thing that you could buy,

The Jews would all live while the Irish would die.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Buy ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Irish ; Jewish ; LIFE ; MONEY ; Purchase ; Social ; Stereotype ; TOAST ; Wheel

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

The Squeaky Wheel:

the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the grease.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Compliance ; Grease ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Rebel ; Squeak ; VERSE ; Wheel

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The squeaking wheel gets greased.

Submitter comment:

Heard this often as a child, also, when living in Missouri and Ohio.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ATTENTION ; Grease ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Squeak ; VERSE ; Wheel

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Language

Wheel is another name for bicycle

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Keyword(s): Bicycle ; Language ; SLANG ; Vocabulary ; Wheel

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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HIGH HEELS WORN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN WILL BRING A
CROSS-EYED CHILD.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cross-eyes ; High Heels ; PREGNANCY ; SHOES

James Callow Keyword(s): SHOES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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