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CLOSED BOOK

IF YOU KEEP YOUR BOOK CLOSED YOU'RE A DUMMY. TRANSLATION OF
LIBRO CERRADO NO SACA LETRADO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THROUGH HIS STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LAZY STUDENT

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: BOOK FOR BOOKS ; READING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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SWIFTIES, TOM

"I HAVE VERY FEW IN MY GARDEN." HE SAID LACKADAISICALLY.

Where learned: WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): LAZY DAISY

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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LOCAL LEGEND

NORTHERN JONES WAS A COLORED HANDYMAN ABOUT TOWN
YEARS AGO. WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HIM, THEY SAY
HE WAS KINDA SLICK, OR IN OTHER WORDS, SHIFTLESS.
ONE DAY THE WHITE MAN FOR WHOM HE WORKED WAS HEARD
TO BE GIVING NORTHERN JONES A LONG STRING OF JOBS
TO GET DONE. WHEN HE WAS TOLD THAT NORTHERN JONES
COULD NEVER BEGIN TO DO ALL OF THEM, THE WHITE
MAN REPLIED: "SHUCKS, IF HE GETS ONE OF 'EM DONE,
I'LL BE SATISFIED!"

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; HOLLY SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): LAZY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 08-10-1968

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Proverb

An idle mind is the devils workshop.

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Found in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An Old Saying:

An idle mind is the devil's workshop.

Submitter comment:

Sister claims to have heard this from her novice mistress in 1948.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Saint Frederick Convent ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Busy ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Moss ; Rolling ; Sedentary ; Stagnant ; STONE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Busy ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Moss ; Rolling ; Sedentary ; STONE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

a rolling stone gathers no moss

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Busy ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Moss ; Rolling ; Sedentary ; STONE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Pierre qui roule n'amasse pas mousse.

[A rolling stone gathers no moss]

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Trans. by Mrs. K.J. Uniechowski

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Keyword(s): Busy ; FRENCH ; Language ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Moss ; Rolling ; Sedentary ; STONE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

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Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ATTENTION ; Aware ; Chicken ; Fox ; Hunt ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Poultry ; SLEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

Lazy man's version:

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; LAZY ; Maxim ; PROCRASTINATION ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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THERE ONCE WAS A POLE SO LAZY HE MARRIED A PREGNANT WOMAN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; LAZY ; POLISH ; PREGNANT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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