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THE BLUE ROOM

WHEN THE FRENCH HELD THE ISLAND OF MALTA, A FRENCH SOLDIER TRIED
TO MARRY A MALTESE GIRL. WHEN SHE REFUSED, HE LOCKED HER IN A BLUE
ROOM AT THE TOP OF A GREAT HOUSE. SHE JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW.
NOW ANYONE SLEEPING IN THAT ROOM SEES HER GHOST JUMPING OUT THE
WINDOW.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NATIONALISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-21-1975

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

WEARING GREEN IS THE OLDEST IRISH CUSTOM ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
THE COLOR GREEN IS THE COLOR OF THE CATHOLIC IRISH, AND WEARING
IT SHOWS YOUR RESPECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR FAITH.

Submitter comment: ALL THE ITEMS I HAVE LEARNED HAVE BEEN
TAUGHT TO ME OVER THE YEARS BY
MY RELATIVES. I CAN'T PINPOINT EXACT DATES OR PEOPLE THOUGH.

Where learned: HOME ; RELATIVES HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): NATIONALISM ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
BELIEF -- Color

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS IRISH AS PADDY'S PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): NAME: PADDY ; NATIONALISM ; PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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DEFINITION

CANADIANS ARE NICKLE-PLATED AMERICANS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): CRITICISM ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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FREDERICK THE GREAT

FREDERICK THE GREAT IS BELIEVED TO BE BURIED IN A MOUNTAIN IN
GERMANY GUARDED BY RAVENS
IF GREAT NATIONAL TROUBLE ARISES THE
RAVENS WILL MAKE HIM AWAKEN TO SAVE GERMANY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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WAINAMOIDEN

WAINAMOIDEN IS A GREAT LEGENDARY FINNISH FOLK HERO. HE IS WELL
KNOWN AMONG MANY FINNS IN MINNESOTA AND THERE ARE MANY SONGS
LEGENDS, AND BELIEFS ABOUT HIM. HE IS OFTEN GIVEN CREDIT
FOR UNITING THE FINNISH PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES, THE
RUSSIANS, ETC.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; STURGEON LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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THE ETERNAL WATCH

EMPEROR FREDERICK BARBARROSA'S SPIRIT KEEPS WATCH OVER THE
GERMAN PEOPLE FROM HIS SUPPOSED RESTING PLACE IN THE
KHYFFHAUSER CASTLE IN THURINGA. A FLOCK OF RAVENS KEEP A
CONSTANT VIGIL OVER HIS GRAVE. WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THIS MEANS
THAT BARBARROSA'S SPIRIT HAS LEFT THE GRAVE, AND IS ROAMING
GERMANY TRYING TO LEAD THE PEOPLE IN TIMES OF PERIL. IT IS SAID
THAT THE RAVENS WERE GONE DURING THE TIME OF THE WELT KRIEGS
THIS MEANS THAT THE HEMLICHEKAISSER WAS GONE FROM HIS TOMB.

Submitter comment: MR. STOERKEL IS GERMAN, HEARD THROUGH TRADITIONAL SOURCES.

Where learned: Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Secular hero

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PROVERB

EVERY TIME AN AMERICAN COMES UP WITH A NEW INVENTION, THE RUSSIANS
INVENT IT A WEEK LATER AND A WEEK AFTER THAT, THE JAPANESE MAKE IT
CHEAPER.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAUVINISM ; IMITATION ; IRONY ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB IN VERSE

NO FROGS PLAY AS WELL AS THE POLISH FROGS DO

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; NATIONALISM ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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