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BEANS

HE DOESN'T KNOW BEANS WHEN THE BAG IS OPEN.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; IGNORANCE ; METAPHOR VEGETABLE RECOGNITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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BEANS

HE DOESN'T KNOW BEANS WHEN THE BAG'S OPEN.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER LEARNED THIS EXPRESSION AS A CHILD ON A FARM IN
CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN. CASEVILLE IS IN HURON COUNTY, THE BIGGEST BEAN
RAISING COUNTY IN THE COUNTRY.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): IGNORANCE ; METAPHOR VEGETABLE RECOGNITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLLOCK WHO LOCKED HIS KEYS IN HIS CAR?
HE ASKED THE GAS STATION ATTENDANT FOR A COAT HANGER SO HE COULD
GET HIS FAMILY OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): IGNORANCE OF MECHANICS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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IT'S BETTER TO GLOW
THAN TO KNOW;
IT'S BETTER TO DRINK
THAN TO THINK.

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL IGNORANCE

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

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PROVERB

A MAN WHO DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING,
WILL TELL YOU THE FIRST CHANCE HE GETS.

Where learned: ENGLISH CLASS 319 ; FROM QUOTE

James Callow Keyword(s): IGNORANCE ; OBSERVATION ; TALKATIVENESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-13-1969

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The Clever Chef

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There once was a king who demanded that his chef prepare him a different type of meat for each principle meal. when the chef ran out of meats it would mean his death.

Quite naturally, the king soon ran out of chefs and volunteers for the job were few and far between. in fact, things got so bad that the king had to draft his subjects into the job. One of these peasants got drafted and day after day he prepared a different type of meat. However, as time went by, he began to run out of choices. Finally the day arrived when he had none. In desperation, he went to the palace barn at milking time and collected the cow manure as it was being expelled. That night he served it to the king. Upon tasting it, the king called for the chef in order that he might compliment him on the most delicious meat of all. When asked where it came from, the chef replied "it is that which hasn't fallen, your majesty."

Submitter comment:

This is translated from Polish and I feel it has lost its humor in translation.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

A grammatical correction was made to the Collector's spelling: Changing it's to its.

Original Boggs Number [B665] has been crossed out and B646 is written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Class ; COOKING ; Deception ; FECES ; Fool ; IGNORANCE ; King ; Peasant ; ROYALTY ; Scat ; SCATOLOGICAL ; Scatological Humor ; Social Class ; Trickery ; Wit

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Romantic Realistic

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Proverb

Too soon old and too late smart.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C880.800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

TOO SOON OLD AND TOO LATE SMART.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD - 01-19-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGE ; Elderly ; Hindsight ; IGNORANCE ; Old ; WISDOM ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-05-1968

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Proverb

Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): ANGELS ; Danger ; Fools ; IGNORANCE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Only the ignorant man becomes angry. The wise man understands.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Springs of Indian Wisdom ; Herder Book Center

Keyword(s): ANGER ; Fool ; IGNORANCE ; TEMPER ; Understand ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Intelligence ; Knowledge ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Hurt ; IGNORANCE ; IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Knowledge ; PAIN ; Protection

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Ignorance is bliss.

Data entry tech comment:

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bliss ; IGNORANCE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Q:WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF GROSS IGNORANCE?
A:ONE-HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR POLLACKS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; IGNORANCE ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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