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GREETING GAME

HELLO CHEST! (PAT ON CHEST ) GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK (PAT ON BACK )
HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN YEARS (PULL EAR), BUT STILL I NOSE YA!"
(PULL NOSE)

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN (NOSE AND KNOWS)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-26-1972

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WHAT DID THE RIGHT EYE SAY TO THE LEFT EYE? (THERE'S SOMETHING
BETWEEN US THAT SMELLS.)

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): NOSE ; PUN ON SMELLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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Retort

When someone tells you his accomplishments in some particular event, a common retort is to say "What do you want me to do, pin a rose on your nose?"

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Grammatical corrections.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Accomplishment ; COMEBACK ; NOSE ; Prize ; RETORT ; Rose ; Win

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

When someone blows their horn during a traffic jam, one can answer "blow your nose, you'll get more out of it!"

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Small grammatical corrections.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; Chatham

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; Car ; COMEBACK ; Horn ; INSULT ; NOSE ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Traffic ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

If brains were explosive, you couldn't blow your nose!

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Heard at work.

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Meaning?

Keyword(s): Brains ; COMEBACK ; Explosive ; INSULT ; NOSE ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TAUNT ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Belief: Medical

Nosebleed Cure:

Sniff saltwater up the nose to cure a nosebleed.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bleed ; MEDICAL ; NOSE ; Salt ; Sniff ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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STOP NOSEBLEED BY WEARING A RED STRING AROUND THE
LITTLE FINGER OR A NECKLACE OF RED CORN KERNELS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CORN ; Nosebleed ; REMEDY ; String

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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A VEIN SHOWING ACROSS THE NOSE INDICATES A SHORT LIFE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; LIFE ; NOSE ; Vein

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, SOMEONE'S COMING WITH A HOLE IN
THEIR BRITCHES.

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BRITCHES=PANTS

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): BRITCHES ; Company ; Hole ; HOSPITALITY ; ITCH ; NOSE ; OMEN

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF YOU'RE NOSE ITCHES, SOMEONE'S COMING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Company ; ITCH ; NOSE ; OMEN ; SIGN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, SOMEONE IS COMING TO VISIT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Itches ; NOSE ; Visit

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO KISS A FOOL BEFORE
MIDNIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Fool ; Itches ; KISS ; MIDNIGHT ; NOSE ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

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ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
YOUR NOSE LOOKS LIKE A B-52.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Autograph Rhyme ; B-52 ; Blue ; COLOR ; FLOWERS ; NOSE ; poem ; Red ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Violets

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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YOU CAN TELL IF SOMEONE IS FIBBING BY FEELING HIS NOSE;
IF IT IS COLD, HE IS LYING.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Cold ; LYING ; NOSE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL KISS A FOOL OR HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FIGHT ; ITCH ; KISS ; NOSE ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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A MOLE ON THE SIDE OF THE NOSE OF A WOMAN INDICATES A
HARD OR DIFFICULT LIFE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; LIFE ; Mole ; NOSE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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RUMOR ABOUT TEACHER

IT WAS RUMORED THAT OUR ALGEBRA TEACHER , MR. JOHNSON, PICKED
HIS NOSE AND PUT THE MUCUS BEHIND HIS TIE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Picking Nose ; Rumor ; TEACHER ; Tie

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-11-1968

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SEWING ON SUNDAY

IF YOU SEW ON SUNDAY YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE ALL THE
STITCHES WITH YOUR NOSE WHEN YOU DIE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; NOSE ; PUNISHMENT ; Sew ; SEWING ; Stitches ; Sunday ; SUPERSTITION ; WORK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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