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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ALMOST COUNTS ONLY IN HORSESHOES AND HAND-GRENADES.

Submitter comment: FINE FELLOW

Where learned: FLORIDA ; PANAMA CITY

Keyword(s): GAMES ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): CAN ; I SUPPOSE THE MEANING OF THIS IS THAT A HAND GRENADE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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PAR FOR THE COURSE

BE YOURSELF...IF YOU CANT DO ANY BETTER.

Where learned: LETTER

James Callow Keyword(s): OF ; PAR IS A GOLF TERM MEANING "AVERAGE" OR USUAL NUMBER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-23-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NEGLIGENCE IS A GREAT ENEMY

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN. ITEM IS FROM A LETTER

James Callow comment: I ASSUME THE INFORMANT IS TRANSLATING FROM JAPANESE--
F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: JAPAN

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: WHAT WILL YOU HAVE, REGARDING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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PROVERB

I'M ON THE WAGON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: I'M NOT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; WATER WAGON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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AUTHORS AND TITLES

THE YELLOW RIVER BY I. P. DALEY

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Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ; PUNS ; WORDPLAY

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON PEE, MEANING URINATE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001968

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WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A DOPE RING IN POLAND? SIX
POLLOCKS STANDING AROUND IN A CORNER!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN: DOPE MEANING NUMSKULL AND NARCOTICS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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IF YOU DREAM OF A DEATH, WEDDING IN THE FAMILY;
IF YOU DREAM OF A WEDDING, DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

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Where learned: Arkansas ; RUSSELLVILLE

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Dream ; FAMILY ; Meaning ; Opposite ; SIGN ; SYMBOL ; WEDDING

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; CONTRAST ; ITERATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about weddings, funerals, and other crucial moments of life

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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TEN ACRES OF SAND AND A RED-HEADED WIFE
IS UAUALLY {SIC} THE END OF A PINHEAD'S LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): THINKS, PINHEAD MEANS DULL-WITTED.} ; {MEANING? COLLECTOR DOESN'T KNOW. PROBABLY, SHE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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TIE THE DONKEY WHERE HIS MASTER SAYS.
OCBOT IL HANAE FEIN IGHEIDLU SIDU {MALTESE}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): {MEANING? YOU SHOULD OBEY AUTHORITY, SAYS COLLECTOR}

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RIDDLE

MR GREEN IS A BUTCHER. HE IS SIX FEET TALL AND WEARS A
SIZE TEN SHOE. WHAT DOES HE WEIGH?
-- MEAT

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE MEANING OF VERB "TO WEIGH."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO ALL SHIPS WEIGH, REGARDLESS OF SIZE?
-- ANCHORS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE MEANING OF VERB "WEIGH."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-0000

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RIDDLE

THERE IS A GIRL IN A BUTCHER SHOP IN CINCINNATI WHO IS
6 FEET 8 INCHES TALL, HAS A 42 INCH WAIST, AND WEARS
NUMBER 12 SHOES. WHAT DOES SHE WEIGH?
-- SHE WEIGHS MEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE VERB MEANING "TO WEIGH."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-0000

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RIDDLE QUESTION

THERE WAS A BUTCHER IN CHICAGO THAT WAS 5 FEET 10 INCHES
TALL. HE HAD BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE WORE A SIZE
16 SHIRT AND A SIZE 10 SHOE. WHAT DID HE WEIGHT?
-- MEAT - HE WAS THE BUTCHER.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE VERB MEANING "TO WEIGH."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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RIDDLE

IF A BUTCHER IS 5 FEET 7 INCHES TALL AND WEARS A SIZE
10 SHOE, AND IS 34 INCHES AROUND THE WAIST, WHAT DOES
HE WEIGH?
-- MEAT

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE VERB MEANING "TO WEIGH."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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