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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
SHE FED HIM CASTOR OIL,
AND EVERY TIME HE JUMPED THE FENCE,
HE FERTILIZED THE SOIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LAXATIVE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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EX-LAX

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT A PLEDGE OF A FRATERNITY AND A PLEDGE
OF A SORORITY ARE TAKEN OUT TO DINNER AND ARE FED EX-LAX
WITH THEIR MEAL. THEY ARE THEN KIDNAPPED AND HANDCUFFED
AND DROPPED OFF IN THE WOODS. THEN IT IS JUST A MATTER OF
TIME BEFORE PROBLEMS ARISE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): LAXATIVE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FREQUENT USE OF LAXATIVES WILL RESULT IN CLEAN BABIES
AT BIRTH.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BIRTH ; Clean ; Laxatives ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-13-1973

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