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I LOVE BOSCO, BOSCO IS GOOD FOR ME.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): BOSCO=CHOCOLATE FLAVORED SYRUP, BRAND NAME.

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STORY ABOUT GUY WHO WAS STUCK IN THE THUNDER BAY AREA OF CANADA
FOR 41 DAYS BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GET A RIDE.

Submitter comment: STORY TOLD AT YOUTH HOSTEL IN AREA AND BELIEVED. IT SEEMS
USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 2 DAYS TO GET A RIDE ANYWAY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ISOLATED, VAST AREA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Earth
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN, FELT, OR HEARD, YET HAS A NAME?
A: NOTHING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BEGINS WITH P AND ENDS WITH E AND HAS MORE THAN 200 LETTERS
IN IT?
A: POST OFFICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (A) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; LITERAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT ALWAYS HAS A COVER OVER IT, EVEN WHEN IT IS OPEN OR CLOSED?
A: A BOOK.

Submitter comment: I HEARD IT FROM MY LITTLE BROTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: CHICKEN IN A CAR AND THE CAR WON'T GO.
A: THAT'S (THE) WAY TO SPELL CHICAGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT CAN YOU HOLD WITHOUT TOUCHING IT?
A: CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: AKLAS BALANDIS VISZ SEMEZ ISLAKSTO. BLIND PIGEON FLIES OVER THE
WHOLE EARTH.
A: A LETTER - LAISKAS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) BIRD ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAPPENS ONCE IN A MINUTE, TWICE IN A MOMENT,
BUT NOT ONCE IN A THOUSAND YEARS?
A: THE LETTER M

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: THERE IS A WORD OF FIVE SYLLABLES; TAKE AWAY THE FIRST AND NO
SYLLABLE WILL REMAIN.
A: MONOSYLLABLE.

Submitter comment: (FROM) "NEW ENGLAND FOLKLORE"; B. A. BOTKIN, ED.
(CROWN PUBLISHERS).

Where learned: NEW YORK ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: BE KO NIEKAS NEGALIBUTI? - WITHOUT WHAT CAN NO ONE BE"
A: BE VARDO - WITHOUT A NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT SOMETIMES APPEARS WHEN EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS?
A: A (SOLD OUT) NOTICE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND (HE) LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; STATE OF BEING (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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COUNTRY RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS FOUND IN THE CENTER OF AUSTRALIA AND AMERICA?
A: THE LETTER R

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; PARTICULAR AREAS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS TOO MUCH FOR 1, JUST RIGHT FOR 2, BUT NOTHING AT ALL FOR
THREE?
A: A SECRET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A) ; NUMBERS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT STAYS IN THE SAME CORNER ALL THE TIME, BUT TRAVELS AROUND
THE WORLD?
A: A POSTAGE STAMP.

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER VARIANT IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT YOU MUST KEEP AFTER YOU GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE?
A: YOUR WORD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; CAUSAL ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-08-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT NEVER ASKS QUESTIONS BUT DEMANDS MANY ANSWERS?
A: A DOORBELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER RELATED MATTER (Q) ; HARDWARE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS MANY ANSWERS BUT ASKS NO QUESTIONS.
A: A DOORBELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; HARDWARE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CARPENTER'S RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS THE NAME OF A CARPENTER'S TOOL THAT CAN ALSO BE SPELLED
BACKWARDS?
A: LEVEL

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS BLIND AND DUMB, HAS NO TONGUE,
BUT SPEAKS SEVERAL LANGUAGES?
A: A PEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER. (Q) ; PART OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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