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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

MR. NIXON DROPPED THE BOMB,
BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO TO 'NAM.
BUT IF I GET MY ORDERS TO 'NAM,
I'M GOING AWOL TO MY MOM.
IF THAT DOOR'S NOT OPEN WIDE,
GOT MY WEAPON BY MY SIDE.
IF THAT WEAPON JAMS ON ME, OH OH OH OHHH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): 'NAM FOR VIETNAM ; RHYME: 'NAM MOM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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ACUTE INDIGESTION

TAKE ONE TEASPOON OF CHAMAMILE FLOWER HERBS TO ONE CUP OF HOT
WATER, STEEP THIS MIXTURE AND DRINK IT. IT WILL CAUSE PERSON
TO BELCH IF MIXED PROPERLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): CAMOMILE ; CHAMOMILE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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BABY BELIEF

SHE WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT THAT WHEN A BABY HAS AN UPSET STOMACH THAT
HE OR SHE SHOULD BE GIVEN ESSENCE OF PEPPERMINT OR CAMIL TEA
WHICH IS ACTUALLY TEA LEAVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Keyword(s): CHAMOMILE? CAMOMILE?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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Retort

I don't know where Mom is, but we've got Pop on ice!

Submitter comment:

My father used to say this to me when I was small and would ask him where my mother was!

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C532] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Ice ; INSULT ; Mom ; POP ; PUN ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SLANG ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Saying

Term used for those first dates when a parent drives you to or from an activity: Mommy-date.

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Keyword(s): Chaperone ; DATE ; Drive ; Language ; Mommy ; Nickname ; Saying ; SLANG ; Term ; TRANSPORTATION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Greetings

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Greeting an Intimate:

Among Negro adolescents of Detroit, greetings of "Hello, Momma," and "Hello, Daddy," exchanged between a boy and a girl indicate that they are sexually intimate. HOwever, a boy greeting a girl as "Hello, Momma" as a proposition is likely to get swatted with a purse.

Submitter comment:

The informant observed this while teaching in the Detroit Public School system.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

T?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Daddy ; Detroit ; GREETING ; Innuendo ; Intimate ; Momma ; PROPOSITION ; Sexuality ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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EATING ROOTED VEGETABLES--POTATOES, CARROTS--WILL KILL A
NEW MOTHER.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Carrots ; Consume ; DEATH ; Eat ; FOOD ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; New ; Potatoes ; PREGNANCY ; Root ; VEGETABLES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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IF A WOMAN EATS CATFISH BEFORE HER BABY IS TWO MONTHS
OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Catfish ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FISH ; FOOD ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-15-1973

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IF A NEW MOTHER EATS FISH BEFORE THE BABY IS AT LEAST
THREE MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FISH ; FOOD ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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THE MOTHER'S TEMPERAMENT DURING PREGNANCY WILL BE
REFLECTED IN THE CHILD'S PERSONALITY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; CHILD ; Fetus ; Mom ; MOTHER ; PERSONALITY ; PREGNANCY ; Reflection ; Temperament ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-08-1973

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN LAUGHS AT A DEFORMED PERSON, HER
CHILD WILL BEAR THAT PERSON'S DEFORMITY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Deformity ; Disability ; Fetus ; infant ; Laugh ; Mock ; Mom ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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BABY BELIEF

SHE WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT THAT WHEN A BABY HAS AN UPSET STOMACH, THAT
SHE SHOULD BE GIVEN ESSENCE OF PEPPERMINT, OR CAMIL TEA
WHICH IS ACTUALLY TEA LEAVES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Keyword(s): BABY ; CHAMOMILE ; CHILD ; CURE ; Ingest ; Peppermint ; REMEDY ; TEA

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAMOMILE?

Subject headings: Food Drink -- N466
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Your mama is so black, when she goes to night school the
teacher marks her absent!
Who won the race down the tunnel, the black or the pollack?
The pole because the black had to stop and write "Mutha Fucker"
on the wall!

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Where learned: SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): African American ; Bigot ; Black ; JOKE ; Momma ; Offensive ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1991

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