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FOR GOOD LUCK FOR A YEAR, A GOOD LUCKING PERSON, MAN OR WOMAN
1MUST RING THE DOORBELL ON NEW YEARS EVE OR DAY.

Submitter comment: I KNOW OF MANY FAMILIES BESIDES THE LOCKHARTS WHO BELIEVE IN THIS

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD LOOKING? HANDSOME?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 01-01-1972

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AH SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

IT SEEMS THAT WHEN THE CREATOR WAS MAKING THE WORLD, HE CALLED
MAN ASIDE AND BESTOWED UPON HIM 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE.
MAN WAS HORRIFIED} ONLY 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE? BUT THE
CREATOR WOULDN'T BUDGE. THAT WAS ALL HE WOULD GIVE HIM. THEN
HE CALLED THE MONKEY AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS. BUT I DON'T NEED 20
YEARS, 10 IS ENOUGH, PROTESTED THE MONKEY. MAN SPOKE UP AND SAID,
CAN I HAVE HIS OTHER 10 YEARS? THE MONKEY GRACIOUSLY AGREED.
NEXT HE CALLED THE LION AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS, BUT HE, TOO, NEEDED
ONLY 10 AND MAN AGAIN ASKED, CAN I HAVE THE OTHER 10? AND THE LION
ROARED, OF COURSE. ALONG CAME THE DONKEY AND HE WAS GIVEN 20 YEARS
BUT LIKE THE OTHERS, 10 WERE ENOUGH. SO MAN ASKED FOR THE SPARE 10
YEARS AND GOT THEM. ALL OF WHICH EXPLAINS WHY MAN HAS 20 YEARS
OF NORMAL SEX LIFE, 10 YEARS OF MONKEYING AROUND, 10 YEARS OF LION
ABOUT IT, AND 10 YEARS OF MAKING AN ASS OF HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RECEIVED IN MAIL

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN: LION AND LYING ; SLANG FOR MAKING HIMSELF LOOK FOOLISH (AN ASS OF HIMSELF). ; SLANG: MONKEYING AROUND FOR DALLIANCE.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Creation and Order of Human Life

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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RIDDLE

"WHY IS SLIPPING ON A BANANA PEEL LIKE MUSIC?"
"BECAUSE YOU'LL BE FLAT IF YOU DON'T SEE SHARP}"

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORM

Keyword(s): BANANAPEEL ; FRUIT: BANANAS ; MUSIC: INTERVALS ; RIDDLING QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): LOOK SHARP ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK, KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
GOLIATH
GOLIATH WHO?
GO-LIATH DOWN, YOU LOOKETH TIRED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): GO LIE DOWN, YOU LOOK TIRED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001960S

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A GIRL WHO FAVORS HER FATHER WILL BE LUCKY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; HENDERSONVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): FAVORS = LOOKS LIKE OR RESEMBLES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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YELLOW FINGERS

ONCE THERE WAS A KING WHO WANTED TO GET A MESSAGE THROUGH
TO A NEIGHBORING KINGDOM. BUT IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH,
THE MESSANGER WOULD HAVE TO PASS THE MONSTROUS YELLOW
FINGERS. FIRST A KNIGHT WAS SENT, BUT THE YELLOW FINGERS
PINCHED HIM TO DEATH. THEN A SQUIRE TRIED, BUT MET WITH
THE SAME FATE. FINALLY, A PAGE WAS SENT AND MADE IT
THROUGH.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS: LET YOUR PAGES DO THE WALKING
THROUGH THE YELLOW FINGERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ON COMMERCIAL FOR THE BELL TELEPHONE CO., WHICH SAYS, "LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING, THROUGH THE YELLOW PAGES." TIMESAVING AND ENERGY SAVING METHOD OF SHOPPING--LOOK UP IN THE YELLOW PAGES O

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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Proverb

Small Verse:

Look before you leap

Submitter comment:

Heard this long ago

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Knowledge ; Leap ; Look ; Sight ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can't see the forest for the trees.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Forest ; Outlook ; Proximity ; TREES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Retort

You spot a victim and wiat until someone passes your victim in the hall or down the street, then run up to your victim and mumble, "Boy did SHE give you a dirty look!"

Your victim naturally questions, "Who??" and you retort, "Mother Nature."

Submitter comment:

This was a favorite of the nasty boys in grade school.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Attractive ; COMEBACK ; Homely ; INSULT ; Looks ; Mother Nature ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Look before you leap.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Forethought ; Leap ; Look ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Sight

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Look before you leap.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Forethought ; Jump ; Leap ; Look ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Look before you leap.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Forethought ; Jump ; Leap ; Look ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Look before you leap.

Submitter comment:

Before undertaking anything, check into any adverse possibilities.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CONSEQUENCES ; Forethought ; Leap ; Look ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Look before you leap.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replacedw tih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Leap ; Look ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; REPETITION ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replacedw ith current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Deep ; Depth ; Looks ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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