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GUY WHO HATES HIS JOB

I HATE THIS WORSE THAN A RACOON HATES AN AXE HANDLE.

Submitter comment: ARKANSAS ORIGIN?

Where learned: HOME ; NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): DISSATISFACTION WITH AN UNPLEASANT JOB

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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TOM SWIFTIE

I'M A PLUMBER HE PIPED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIS HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): JOB

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ; SAID

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 10-08-1968

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AN UNDERTAKING PROVERB

AN UNDERTAKER IS A FELLOW WHO NEVER SUCCEEDS IN BURYING HIMSELF
IN HIS WORK.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD IT IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): DEDICATION TO JOB ; DEFINITION ; HUMOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 08-06-1964

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Proverb

Polish Proverb:

Narva miotta dobrze zamiata

Translation: A new broom sweeps clean

Submitter comment:

I know this from my parents.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BROOM ; ETHNIC ; JOB ; METAPHOR ; New ; POLISH ; Task ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A job worth doing is worth doing well.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; JOB ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A job worth doing is worth doing well.

Submitter comment:

I heard this in Ferndale, MI.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; JOB ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Skill ; VERSE ; Well

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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