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"ANOTHER METHOD OF DETERMINING WHO'S 'IT' IS THE SAYING: 'EE-
NEE-MEE-NEE-MY-NEE-MO, CATCH A NIG-GER BY HIS TOE. IF HE HOL-
LERS, LET HIM GO. EE-NEE-MEE-NEE-MY-NEE-MO.' AGAIN, EACH
PLAYERS FOOT IS TAPPED ONCE WITH ONE SYLLABLE EACH. THE PERSON
TAPPED ON THE LAST 'MO' IS 'IT.'"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR

James Callow Keyword(s): NIGGER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
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Date learned: 04-00-1984

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Ethnic Joke: Black

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Ethnic (Black) Joke

5 Men are on the moon. Because of rocket engine trouble, only 4 can come back to Earth. The captain of the ship proposes a question to be asked to each of the men. If they answer correctly, they return to Earth. If not, they will be left there. He asks the first: "What was the worst sea-going accident of all time?" The crew man replies"The sinking of the Titanic." "Good!" the captain replies. "You have a place with me on the ship." He comes to the second crewman and asks, "how many people died on that ship?" The crew man answers "about 1100 people, sir." "Good!" The captain says. "You have a place on the ship with me." He comes to the third crewman and says "allright nigger, name 'em!"

(Obviously, he didn't make it...)

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Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Negro is written in the top left hand corner of the submission card.

Submission card was located in a pile labeled To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): DEROGATORY ; DEROGATORY SLANG ; Distasteful Jokes ; ETHNIC JOKE ; ETHNIC SLUR ; MOON ; NEGRO ; NIGGER ; RACISM ; Stereotype ; Titanic

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C566
RIDDLE -- W566
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