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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM MAXIM

WER DEN PFENNIG NICHT EHRT, IST DER THALER NICHT WERT.
HE WHO HONORS NOT THE PENNY IS NOT WORTHY OF THE DOLLAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; METONYMY ; THRIFT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-13-1971

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LOOK NOT (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; CHIMNEY CORNER WISDOM, ADVICE (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

LOOK NOT FOR THE BEAUTY/ NOR WHITENESS OF THE SKIN.
BUT LOOK FOR THE HEART/ THAT IS LOYAL WITHIN.

FOR BEAUTY MAY FADE/ AND SKIN GROW OLD,
BUT THE HEART THAT IS LOYAL,/ WILL NEVER GROW OLD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE QUATRAIN ; METONYMY ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING,/ AND ON EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN,/ IN THE ANNALS OF GOD.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): DEATH HEAVEN ; METONYMY: NAME ; RELIGION QUATRAIN ; RHYME ABCB ; SALVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 00-00-1943

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POLISH PROVERB

"MA,DRAJ GTOEVIE DOS,C, DIVIE STOEVIE."
TRANSLATION: FOR A WISE HEAD, TWO WORDS ARE ENOUGH.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER KNOWS THIS FROM POLAND.

Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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PROVERB

FOUR ARMS ARE BETTER THAN TWO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1971

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PROVERB

"A FULL PURSE NEVER LACKS FRIENDS."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WALSH COLLEGE

Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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THE CAUSE IS THE MAN

A GOOD CAUSE MAKES A STOUT HEART AND A STRONG MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-01-1968

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PROVERB

A GROCER'S DAUGHTER KNOWS HER ONIONS.

Submitter comment: SOURCE UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00001964 SUMMER

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THERE WAS A MAN WHO HAD A WOODEN EYE. BECAUSE OF HIS WOODEN EYE,
HE WAS NOT TOO CONFIDENT. ONE NIGHT HIS FRIENDS COAXED HIM TO COME
TO A DANCE WITH THEM. OVER IN THE CORNER HE SAW A GIRL SITTING.
HE COULD SEE THAT SHE WAS NOT TOO PRETTY AND SHE HAD A HARELIP.
WELL, HE FIGURED HE WAS NO HOTSHOT HIMSELF WITH HIS WOODEN EYE.
SO HE WENT OVER AND ASKED HER, "WOULD YOU CARE TO DANCE?" --
"WOULD I? WOULD I?" SHE SHOUTED. "HARELIP, HARELIP"
HE SHOUTED BACK.

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CHAPTER 3 IN "WITCRACKS" BY ALVIN SCHWARTZ

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): DANCE ; DIALOGUE ; HUMOR ; METONYMY ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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SAYING WHICH WISHES ONE WELL

MAY YOU SIT ON THE TACK OF SUCCESS AND RISE QUICKLY.

Keyword(s): HUMOR METONYMY

Subject headings: --

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CONFUSCIOUS SAY

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CONFUSCIOUS SAY:
HE WHO LAY GIRL ON GROUND FIND PEACE ON EARTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): HUMOR SEX METONYMY

Subject headings:

Date learned: 12-00-1968

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IF THE 24TH OF AUGUST BE BRIGHT AND CLEAR,
IF THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST BE UNUSUALLY WARM,
THE WINTER WILL BE WHITE, COLD, AND LONG
THEN HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS AUTUMN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; METONYMY: WHITE FOR SNOW ; TEMPERATURE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 24
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 02-15-1968

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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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COLD HANDS, WARM HEART

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): AFFECTION ; ALLITERATION FOR CONTRAST ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; LOVE ; METONYMY ; TENDERNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001950S

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PROVERB

I LIKE HEMINGWAY VERY MUCH, SAID TOM EARNESTLY.

Keyword(s): SINCERITY

James Callow Keyword(s): LITERARY AUTHOR ; METONYMY: AUTHOR FOR HIS BOOKS ; PUN ON ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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HEALTH PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment: SUPPOSEDLY, ALL THE NUTRIENTS OF AN APPLE WILL KEEP YOU
HEALTHY. THIS IS NOT TRUE FOR ME BECAUSE I'M HYPOGLYCEMIC,
AND I CAN'T EAT FOODS HIGH IN CARBOHYDRATES--SUCH AS APPLES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY: DOCTOR FOR DISEASE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001960S

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PROVERB

WHAT YOUR HEAD DOESN'T DO, YOUR FEET MUST.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ANOTHER SAYING I HEARD FROM MY MOTHER. IT MEANS THAT IF YOU
DON'T DO EVERYTHING THE FIRST TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO
THINGS OVER AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-00-1982

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IF IT TOUCHES YOUR LIPS, IT GOES ON YOUR HIPS.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS IF YOU EAT SOMETHING "FATTENING," YOU'LL GAIN
WEIGHT IN YOUR HIP AREA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIET ; METONYMY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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BLACK-AMERICAN BELIEF

WHAT YOU DREAM THE FIRST NIGHT UNDER A
NEW ROOF WILL COME TRUE.

Submitter comment: HEARD BEFORE MOVING INTO A NEW HOME.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI

James Callow Keyword(s): METONYMY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Spirit / Mind / Body
Favorites

Date learned: 00-00-1957

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