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REMEDY

SOME CHINESE PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT CANCER CAN BE CURED
BY EATING THE BRAINS OF A MONKEY.
THE BRAINS SHOULD BE THOSE OF A RECENTLY KILLED MONKEY,
AND THEY ARE EATEN RAW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS HIS UNCLE TRIED THIS METHOD OF CURE,
WITH APPARENT SUCCESS.
THIS STORY CONCERNING HIS UNCLE'S SUPPOSED CURE
WAS LATER PUBLISHED IN A CHINESE NEWSPAPER.
THIS STORY IS NOT BELIEVED BY INFORMANT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; MONKEY CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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AH SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

IT SEEMS THAT WHEN THE CREATOR WAS MAKING THE WORLD, HE CALLED
MAN ASIDE AND BESTOWED UPON HIM 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE.
MAN WAS HORRIFIED} ONLY 20 YEARS OF NORMAL SEX LIFE? BUT THE
CREATOR WOULDN'T BUDGE. THAT WAS ALL HE WOULD GIVE HIM. THEN
HE CALLED THE MONKEY AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS. BUT I DON'T NEED 20
YEARS, 10 IS ENOUGH, PROTESTED THE MONKEY. MAN SPOKE UP AND SAID,
CAN I HAVE HIS OTHER 10 YEARS? THE MONKEY GRACIOUSLY AGREED.
NEXT HE CALLED THE LION AND GAVE HIM 20 YEARS, BUT HE, TOO, NEEDED
ONLY 10 AND MAN AGAIN ASKED, CAN I HAVE THE OTHER 10? AND THE LION
ROARED, OF COURSE. ALONG CAME THE DONKEY AND HE WAS GIVEN 20 YEARS
BUT LIKE THE OTHERS, 10 WERE ENOUGH. SO MAN ASKED FOR THE SPARE 10
YEARS AND GOT THEM. ALL OF WHICH EXPLAINS WHY MAN HAS 20 YEARS
OF NORMAL SEX LIFE, 10 YEARS OF MONKEYING AROUND, 10 YEARS OF LION
ABOUT IT, AND 10 YEARS OF MAKING AN ASS OF HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; RECEIVED IN MAIL

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN: LION AND LYING ; SLANG FOR MAKING HIMSELF LOOK FOOLISH (AN ASS OF HIMSELF). ; SLANG: MONKEYING AROUND FOR DALLIANCE.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Creation and Order of Human Life

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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Belief: Animal

How to catch a Monkey:

The way to catch a monkey is to take a cocnut and druill a hole with a one inch diameter into it. Hollow out the coconut and fill it with nuts, and place it in a tree. A monkey will come and stick his hand in the hold to grab the nuts because of his greed. In fact, even when the monkey is caught, the coconut will have to be cracked from around the monkey's hand.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bait ; CATCH ; Coconut ; FOOD ; Monkey ; NUTS ; Primate ; Trap ; TRICK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

Monkey see, Monkey do.

Submitter comment:

Phone number written on bottom right hand corner of submission card: xxx-549x

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

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

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Copy ; METAPHOR ; Mimic ; Monkey ; Replica ; Replicate ; See

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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BLUE - RARITY OF INCIDENTS - PROVERBIAL STATEMENTS

1) I'LL BE A BLUE-NOSED MONKEY!---SURPRISE AT AN EVENT OR
UNFAMILIAR OBJECT
2) ONCE IN A BLUE MOON---SELDOM
3) A BLUE APPLE---SOMETHING RARE

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Apple ; Blue ; COLOR ; METAPHOR ; Monkey ; MOON ; PROVERB ; Rarity ; SURPRISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HAD A LITTLE MONKEY,
SAT HIM ON A DONKEY,
FED HIM SOME GINGERBREAD,
ALONG CAME A COUPLE,
HIT HIM ON THE KNUCKLE,
NOW MY MONKEY'S DEAD.

Submitter comment:

THIS RHYME WAS AND STILL SUNG BY SYD'S AUNT MARGE USUALLY WHEN DRUNK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DONKEY ; DRINKING SONG ; Gingerbread ; Monkey ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 00-00-1980 ; 00-00-1950

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