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UNDER THE SHEETS

A PERSON IS ASKED TO NAME HIS FAVORITE SONGS, BUT
TO ADD TO THEM THE PHRASE "UNDER THE SHEETS,"
THUS CREATING A DIFFERENT MEANING TO THE TITLE,
AND THEREFORE PROVIDING HUMOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): NAMING GAME ; TITLES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NAME FAMOUS PEOPLE

EXCERPT IS READ FROM A BOOK, AND THE FIRST LETTER OF
EACH WORD IS WRITTEN IN ONE COLUMN, AND THEN IN A
SECOND COLUMN. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME THEN, IS TO
THINK OF PEOPLES' NAMES HAVING INITIALS THAT
CORRESPOND TO THE LETTERS OF THE COLUMN.
EXAMPLE:
IN VERTICAL ORDER: T H E Q U I C K B R O W N
(NEXT TO THE LETTER C IS THE NAME CONRAD)
IN VERTICAL ORDER IN THE NEXT COLUMN: F O X JUMPED
NEXT TO THE LETTER P IS THE NAME PATRICK (DISC JOCKEY)
THE REST OF LAST COLUMN READS: O V E R
NEXT TO THE LETTER R IN THE FIRST COLUMN IS THE NAME
ROY AND NEXT TO THE O IN THE WORD OVER IN THE SECOND
COLUMN IS THE NAME ORBISON (A SINGER)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): NAMING GAME

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

Date learned: 03-02-1970

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Ethnic:Polish

Naming:

It is a custom in Poland, that a child is not given the name of a living grandparent, for fear that either the grandparent or the child will die within seven years.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: CANADA ; WINNIPEG ; MANITOBA

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Cultural ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FAMILY ; Naming ; POLAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite

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NAMING A RIVER

THE RIVRE ROUGE RUNNING THROUGH DEARBORN WAS NAMED BY
THE FRENCH EXPLORER LASALLE, BACK IN THE
17TH CENTURY, WHILE TRAVELLING
SOUTH ON THE DETROIT RIVER, LASALLE SAW A TRIBUTARY AND
PROCEEDED TO FOLLOW IT INLAND. NOTICING THAT IT HAD A
REDDISH COLOR, HE NAMED IT "LE RIVRE ROUGE". THE WATER
APPEARED RED BECAUSE OF THE RED CLAY RIVER BASE.

Submitter comment:

MR. BARRY IS A FORD MOTOR GUIDE, AND I BELIEVE HE
LEARNED THIS, OR INVENTED IT, DURING HIS YEARS ASA
TOURIST GUIDE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Detroit ; ETYMOLOGY ; FRENCH ; Lasalle ; Naming ; Red ; River Rogue

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: SUMMER 1963

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