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CHILDHOOD RHYME

HERE COMES THE BRIDE,
ALL DRESSED IN WHITE.
SHE STEPPED ON A TURTLE,
AND DOWN CAME HER GIRDLE.

Submitter comment: TOLD AT INFORMANT,S HOME 885 COVINGTON DR., DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR MOCKERY ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; PARODY ; RHYME: ABCC

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

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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Ethnic Joke: Misc.

One fellow advising another to buy Fisher Price Toy MFG.Co. stock, because they were planning to marker a new item that was expected to go great. It was a boxed jigsaw puzzle made expressly for (Poles, or Italians, or Irish, etc.) with instructions which would eliminate any confusion by saying "open either end."

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Submission located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; Collection

Keyword(s): BUSINESS ; Entertainments ; ETHNIC ; GAMES ; Investment ; Italian ; Jewish ; Mockery ; POLISH ; RIDICULE ; Stereotype ; Stock

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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