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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NEVER WALK WHEN YOU CAN RIDE

Submitter comment: HEARD DURING CONVERSATION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): "TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT." ; ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; LAZINESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
LION.
LION WHO?
LION DOWN ON THE JOB, EH?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): LAZINESS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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SPIDER IN HAIR

A TEENAGE GIRL RATTED HER HAIR AND DIDN'T COMB IT OUT FOR TWO WEEKS.
SHE DIED SUDDENLY. AN AUTOPSY HAD TO BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE
CAUSE OF DEATH. THEY FOUND THAT SPIDERS HAD MADE THEIR HOME IN HER
HAIR AND HAD EATEN THEIR WAY INTO HER BRAIN.

Submitter comment: HEARD SEVERAL TIMES ON U-D CAMPUS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH INSECT LAZINESS ; FATAL HAIRDO

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses

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SAYING

SLEEPING YOUR BRAINS INTO TRAIN ILE (OIL).

Where learned: WORK

Keyword(s): LAZINESS SLOTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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