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Custom

Fellowship Supper is a custom that Methodists have of a covered dish supper.

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Keyword(s): Community ; Covered ; CUSTOM ; Dish ; Fellowship ; FOOD ; Gathering ; Methodist ; Potluck ; RELIGION ; RITUAL ; Supper

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

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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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Retort

There's a method in my madness.

There's a madness in my method.

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Heard this in high school.

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Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; MADNESS ; Method ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RETORT ; Sanity ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language

Methodist measure: full measure

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Keyword(s): Language ; Measure ; Methodist ; RELIGION ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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