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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM MAXIM

PROPERTY IS THEFT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU DON'T OWN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-10-1969

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UNDER EACH CLOUD IS A SILVER LINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CELESTIAL BRIGHTNESS ; UNDISCLOSED MERIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPENSATION ; CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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WHY DOESN'T POLAND HAVE A STATE FISH? BECAUSE IT DROWNED!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): LOSERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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WHY DOESN'T POLAND HAVE A NATIONAL BIRD? BECAUSE SOMEONE
SWATTED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): LOSERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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Superstition: Gambling

Good Luck:

Never win the first hand in a poker game. Otherwise you'll be a sure loser the rest of the night.

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James Callow comment:

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Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): CHANCE ; Entertainment ; FATE ; GAMBLING ; Gaming ; jinx ; LOSERS ; LUCK ; NUMBER ; NUMBERS ; Poker ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number

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Proverb

An Old Saying:

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers.

Submitter comment:

It is not certain just when, or from whom my grandmother first heard this little saying; although, since it seems to be a typically American little adage, I'm quite certain that she did not hear it before she came to this country in 1910.

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James Callow comment:

The contribution stamp date has been changed from [January 1964] to [May 1965].

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KW:EZX

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Common Law ; Cry ; Discover ; Find ; Lose ; Loss ; LOST ; Ownership ; Weep

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Finders Keepers, Losers weepers.

Submitter comment:

Heard this in grade school

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KW: EZX

Keyword(s): Common Law ; Cry ; Find ; Keep ; Lose ; Loser ; Loss ; Ownership ; Weer

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It is wise to risk no more than one can afford to lose.

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Where learned: MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Lose ; Loss ; RISK ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who hesitates is lost.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Hesitate ; Lose ; LOST ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Close only counts in horseshoes.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Close ; HORSESHOES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

He'd lose his head if it wasn't attached.

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Keyword(s): Apothegm ; Attached ; HEAD ; Lose ; Man ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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SMALL EARS SHOW A PERSON TO BE A PENNY PINCHER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): CHEAP ; Close ; MEAN ; STINGY ; UNGENEROUS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Expression

"To fly off the handle" means to lose your temper.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ;

Keyword(s): Expression ; Fly ; Handle ; Language ; Lose ; Saying ; TEMPER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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