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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

THE BIG FOLKS GET THE PORK CHOPS AND THE LITTLE FOLKS GET THE GRAVY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): INJUSTICE ; OBSERVATION ; PARADOX ; SIZE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-24-1968

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IRISH SAYING

CAN'T THE CAT LOOK AT THE QUEEN?

Submitter comment: MEANING: HAVE I NO RIGHTS AT ALL?

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): JUSTICE?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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LEGAL PROVERB

ONE WHO SEEKS EQUITY MUST DO EQUITY

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; JUSTICE ; TERMINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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POLISH PROVERB

HOW JIM ACTS TOWARDS GOD, SO GOD RETALIATES.

Data entry tech comment: FOR THE POLISH TEXT SEE THE ORGINAL 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): DIVINE JUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-25-1967

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BLOODY BONES

THERE WAS THIS LITTLE BOY AND HIS MOTHER SENT HIM TO
THE STORE TO GET SOME LIVER. BUT INSTEAD THE LITTLE
BOY BOUGHT CANDY. ON HIS WAY HOME HE PASSED A GRAVEYARD
AND DECIDED TO GO DIG UP A LIVER TO TAKE HOME. HE CAME
TO A HEADSTONE WITH THE NAME BLOODY BONES ON IT AND BEGAN
TO DIG. AT DINNER, EVERYONE RAVED ABOUT HOW GOOD THE
LIVER WAS. AFTER DINNER EVERYONE WENT TO BED, BUT WHILE
THE BOY WAS SLEEPING HE HEARD A VOICE. THE VOICE SAID,
"BLOODY BONES GONNA GET YA TONIGHT. BLOODY BONES IN
YOUR CLOSET TONIGHT." FRIGHTENED, THE BOY RAN INTO THE
KITCHEN, BUT THE VOICE FOLLOWED AND SAID, "BLOODY BONES
GONNA GET YA TONIGHT. BLOODY BONES IN THE KITCHEN TONIGHT."
HE TRIED TO ESCAPE BY GOING INTO HIS PARENTS' ROOM BUT
BLOODY BONES FOLLOWED HIM. FINALLY, BLOODY BONES KILLED
HIM AND TOOK HIS LIVER.

Submitter comment: THE STORY WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT TO FRIGHTEN HER INTO
OBEYING. IF SHE DID SOMETHING WRONG HER GRANDFATHER
WOULD SAY, "BLOODY DONES GONNA GET YA!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPENSATION AND POETIC JUSTICE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: 04-00-1983

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IF A GIRL HAS BEEN BAD TO HER PARENTS OR HAS TRIED TO HIT
THEM, HER HAND WILL COME OUT OF HER GRAVE UNTIL IT IS SLAPPED
DOWN.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER BOYFRIEND. HIS
GRANDMOTHER TOLD HIM THIS STORY WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE BOY.
SHE SAID THAT IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN TO GIRLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; JUSTICE ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Gesture

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THE NATIVE ZULU TRIBE OF SOUTH AFRICA HAD A UNIQUE WAY OF
PUNISHING WRONGDOERS. THEY MADE THE PERSON BEND OVER, AND
SLOWLY HAMMERED RED HOT BAMBOO SKEWERS UP HIS RECTUM WITH A
KNOBBIE (CLUB). AFTER THIS, THEY HUNG HIM FROM A TREE TO
SUFFER TERRIBLY UNTIL HE DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

IT'S LIKE GETTING THE MILK WITHOUT BUYING THE COW

Where learned: BOYFRIENDS HOME

Keyword(s): COMMITTMENT BENEFITS INJUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

IT'S LIKE GETTING THE CREAM WITHOUT BUYING THE COFFEE

Where learned: BOYFRIENDS HOME

Keyword(s): COMMITTMENT BENEFITS INJUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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IT IS BETTER THAT A GUILTY MAN GO FREE, THAN AN
INNOCENT MAN BE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): JUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1965

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PROVERB

MONKEY WORKS AND BABOON DRAWS.

Submitter comment: MEANING: SOMEONE DOES ALL THE WORK AND THE OTHER PERSON BENEFITS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INJUSTICE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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THOSE WHO NEVER DO MORE
THAN THEY'RE PAID FOR
NEVER GET PAID FOR
ANY MORE THAN THEY DO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): JUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-09-1964

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TO GIVE HIM HIS COMEUPPANCE

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): JUSTICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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