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METAPHOR

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOT ALL IS GOLD THAT GLITTERS LIKE GOLD

Submitter comment: ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): HIPOCRISY ; ILLUSION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOT EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN BECAUSE IT SHINES. THIS REFERS
TO THE IDEA THAT EXTERNAL BEAUTY AND QUALITY ARE DISTINCT

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVE IN UKRAINE

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS UKRAINIAN TEXT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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A POLISH PROVERB

NOT EVERYTHING IS GOLD THAT SHINES

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER KNOWS THIS PROVERB FROM USE IN POLAND

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION ; QUALITY ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NOT EVERYTHING THAT SPARKLES IS GOLD BECAUSE THE SUN COMING
THROUGH A HOLE SPARKLES BUT IS NOT GOLD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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PROVERB

OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST SLOWLY FADE AWAY

Submitter comment: HEARD IT ON TV ABOUT MCARTHUR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): DISILLUSIONMENT ; MILITARY ; REFERRING TO GENERAL DOUGLAS MAC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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PARIS IN THE THE SPRING (PRINTED IN A PYRAMID)

THE WORDS ARE ARRANGED IN THE PYRAMID THUS:
PARIS ON FIRST LINE, IN THE ON SECOND LINE, THE
SPRING ON THE LAST LINE.
MOST PEOPLE WILL READ THIS AS "PARIS IN THE SPRING,"
BUT ACTUALLY IT IS "PARIS IN THE THE SPRING." YOU ASK
THE PERSON WHO IS TO READ IT TO READ IT AS FAST AS
POSSIBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

James Callow Keyword(s): OPTICAL ILLUSION

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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