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JEWISH JOKE

ANOTHER NAME FOR A (SIC) ADDING MACHINE IS A JEWISH TYPEWRITER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-SEMITISM ; MONEY-MINDED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-06-1968

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TANGLE TALK

NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE
UNTIL TROUBLE TROUBLES YOU
FOR IF YOU TROUBLE TROUBLE
YOU'LL DOUBLE TROUBLE
AND TROUBLE OTHERS TOO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; INVOLVEMENT ; MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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FORMULA

IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO KNOW SOMETHING WITHOUT HAVING TO TELL
THAT PERSON YOURSELF, YOU MENTION IT TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO IN
TURN PROMISES TO PUT A BUG IN HIS EAR, IN OTHER WORDS TO
MENTION IT TO THAT OTHER PERSON.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL: INSECT ; REMINDER PROD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-03-1969

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Proverb

An idle mind is the devils workshop.

Submitter comment:

Source not remembered

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Found in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An Old Saying:

An idle mind is the devil's workshop.

Submitter comment:

Sister claims to have heard this from her novice mistress in 1948.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Saint Frederick Convent ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Play on Words

Nudist Colony:

There once was a girl who got kicked out of a nudist colony becasue she had something on her mind.

Submitter comment:

A joke widely circulated at Sacred Heart Seminary.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Girl ; HUMOR ; Mind ; Nude ; Nudist Colony ; PUN ; Thought

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman

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Retort

I've changed my mind.

Retort: "Good. Does it work better now?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Retort?

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Mind ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Out of sight - out of mind.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Mind ; PROVERB ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEVIL ; Idle ; INFLUENCE ; Maxim ; Mind ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Workshop

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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