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PROVERB

A DROWNING MAN CLUTCHES AT STRAWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DESPERATION ; HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

EVEN THE COLDEST WIND CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE SUN.

Where learned: RUSSIA ; MOSCOW

Keyword(s): COSMOS

James Callow Keyword(s): HOPEFULNESS ; OPTIMISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1905

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PRAY FOR SUNSHINE. ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR RAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; HOPE FOR THE BEST, BUT EXPECT THE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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POLISH

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A WINE GLASS, A
PRAYER BOOK, AND SOME COINS. WHATEVER HE REACHES
FOR FIRST WILL INDICATE THE TYPE OF CAREER HE
CHOOSES. THE INW GLASS INDICATES THAT HE WILL
BE A DRUNK; THE PRAYER BOOK, A PRIEST; AND THE
COINS, A BUSINESSMAN.

Submitter comment: WE TRIED THIS AT THE FIRST BIRTHDAY OF MY CURRENTLY
SEVEN YEAR OLD COUSIN. ONLY TROUBLE WAS THAT HE
KNOCKED ALL THREE OBJECTS OFF THE HIGH CHAIR
TRAY AT ONCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IN A HIGH CHAIR. ; SEVEN MONTH OLD COUSIN I HOPE, SINCE HE STILL IS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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NEGROES WERE TAUGHT THE FOLLOWING:
1. DON'T LOOK AT A WHITE WOMAN BECAUSE THEY WILL HANG YOU. (MAN)
2. DON'T TOUCH ANY ARTICLE WHEN YOU ENTER A STORE OR THEY'LL
THINK YOU ARE SHOPLIFTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; Inter-racial ; Men ; RACISM ; Relationships ; SEXISM ; Shoplifting ; SHOPPING ; White ; WOMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): RACISM ; SEXISM ; SHOPPING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 08-09-1968

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"THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN" IN "THREE NEGRO CLASSICS"

I HAVE ALREADY STATED THAT IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HOUSE THERE
WAS A CHINESE RESTAURANT. THE CHINAMAN WHO KEPT IT DID
AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD BUSINESS; FOR SHOP-SUEY WAS A
FAVOURITE DISH AMONG THE FREQUENTERS OF THE PLACE. IT IS A FOOD
THAT, SOMEHOW, HAS THE POWER OF ABSORBING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS
THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO THE STOMACH. I HAVE HEARD MEN CLAIM
THAT THEY COULD SOBER UP ON SHOP-SUEY.

Where learned: AVON BOOKS, N.P., DISCUSS BOOKS, P. 449

Keyword(s): CHOP SUEY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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YELLOW FINGER

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A CASTLE THAT WAS GUARDED BY
A HUGE YELLOW FINGER, WHO WOULDN'T LET ANYONE PASS
THE KING FROM A RIVALING CASTLE SENT ONE OF HIS BRAVEST
KNIGHTS TO GET BY THE FINGER, BUT THE FINGER KILLED HIM.
SO THE KING SENT A DUKE, BUT HE, TOO, WAS KILLED. THEN
THE KING SENT ONE OF HIS PAGES. HE JUST WALKED RIGHT
THROUGH.
MORAL: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING THROUGH THE YELLOW
FINGER.

Submitter comment: IT SEEMS TO ME THERE WAS SLIGHTLY MORE BUILD-UP ON THIS
STORY, BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT: LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING THROUGH THE YELLOW PAGES. COMMERCIAL FOR THE BELL TELEPHONE CO., REGARDING SAVING TIME AND ENERGY BY PRE-SHOPPING THROUGH MAKING CAL

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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YELLOW FINGERS

ONCE THERE WAS A KING WHO WANTED TO GET A MESSAGE THROUGH
TO A NEIGHBORING KINGDOM. BUT IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH,
THE MESSANGER WOULD HAVE TO PASS THE MONSTROUS YELLOW
FINGERS. FIRST A KNIGHT WAS SENT, BUT THE YELLOW FINGERS
PINCHED HIM TO DEATH. THEN A SQUIRE TRIED, BUT MET WITH
THE SAME FATE. FINALLY, A PAGE WAS SENT AND MADE IT
THROUGH.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING
THROUGH THE YELLOW FINGERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON COMMERCIAL FOR THE BELL TELEPHONE CO., WHICH SAYS, "LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING, THROUGH THE YELLOW PAGES." TIMESAVING AND ENERGY SAVING METHOD OF SHOPPING--LOOK UP IN THE YELLOW PAGES O

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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Expression

Proverbial Comparison:

Like a bull in a china shop

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bull ; China ; Clumsy ; Expression ; Graceful ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Shop ; SIMILE ; Store ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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PROVERB

LITTLE STROKES FELL GREAT OAKS.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL

Keyword(s): Chop ; Cut ; Oak ; PATIENCE ; PERSEVERANCE ; Tree

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-21-1968

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Proverb

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Chop ; Cut ; Oak ; PATIENCE ; PERSEVERANCE ; Tree

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

It is always darkest before the dawn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

The number 63 is written on the bottom left of the card.

Keyword(s): CONSOLATION ; Dark ; Darkest ; Dawn ; Hope

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It is always darkest before dawn.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

small grammatical corrections.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UTICA

Keyword(s): Dark ; Dawn ; Hope ; LIGHT ; METAPHOR ; NATURE ; Sky

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Idleness is the Devil's workshop.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BOREDOM ; DEVIL ; Idle ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Workshop

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEVIL ; Idle ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; Mind ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Workshop

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Childrens' Rhyme

Everyday we go to shop
At the bakery, I like to stop
And point my finger and say "let's try it."
But my mother replies, "You're on a diet."

Oh, how happy I will be
When Mother no longer says to me:

"You can't eat this, You can't eat that,
Cause this and that will make you fat."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bakery ; CHILDREN ; Eat ; Fat ; Language ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; Shop ; SONG ; VERSE

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

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Riddle

WHAT'S WHITE ON THE OUTSIDE AND GREEN ON THE INSIDE AND
IT HOPS?
A FROG SANDWICH

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FROG ; Green ; Hop ; JOKE ; Jump ; RIDDLE ; Sandwich ; White

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IN ORDER TO EXPRESS HOPE, ONE CROSSES THE INDEX AND
MIDDLE FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS. TO GAIN ADDED
EMPHASIS, CROSS THE END TWO FINGERS ALSO.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Communication ; Cross ; Crossing ; CUSTOM ; Finger ; Fingers ; Hope ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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