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Proverb

Familiarity breeds contempt.

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Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Breed ; Contempt ; Familiar ; HATE ; Intimate ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Greetings

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Greeting an Intimate:

Among Negro adolescents of Detroit, greetings of "Hello, Momma," and "Hello, Daddy," exchanged between a boy and a girl indicate that they are sexually intimate. HOwever, a boy greeting a girl as "Hello, Momma" as a proposition is likely to get swatted with a purse.

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The informant observed this while teaching in the Detroit Public School system.

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T?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Daddy ; Detroit ; GREETING ; Innuendo ; Intimate ; Momma ; PROPOSITION ; Sexuality ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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