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PROVERB

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS, AND I WILL TELL YOU NO LIES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER WIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE
WHEN AT FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; DISHONESTY ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

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

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES SOMETIMES COME GEMS.
YOUNG CHILDREN WILL SAY TRUTHFUL THINGS WHERE OLDER PEOPLE
WILL AVOID IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY ; INHIBITIONS ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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PROVERB

PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY ; SYMBOL ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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THE FOLLOWING IS A FLIM-FLAM TECHNIQUE ONE STUDENT USES TO GET INTO
SOLD OUT EVENTS SUCH AS CONCERTS OR ATHLETIC CONTESTS: THE CORNER OF
A TWENTY DOLLAR BILL IS CUT OFF AND CAREFULLY ATTACHED BY SOME SORT
OF GLUE TO THE CORNER OF A ONE DOLLAR BILL. THE CURENCY IS THEN
FOLDED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES SO THAT JUST THE CORNER SHOWING THE $20
IS EXPOSED. THIS "TWENTY" IS OFFERED TO THE TICKET TAKER WHO-BECAUSE
HE DOES NOT WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF-USUALLY POCKETS THE
BILL QUICKLY WITHOUT CAREFUL EXAMINATION. THE STUDENT THEN SCAMPERS
INTO THE STADIUM OR ARENA TO SEE THE SCHEDULED EVENT AT BARGAIN
PRICES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DISHONESTY ; EUPHEMISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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BELIEF ABOUT CLEFT IN CHIN

IF YOU HAVE A CLEFT IN YOUR CHIN-
YOU ARE HONEST, CLEAN CUT, AND ALL AMERICAN.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; CLEAN CUT ; HONESTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 02-20-1972

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PROVERB

I LIKE HEMINGWAY VERY MUCH, SAID TOM EARNESTLY.

Keyword(s): SINCERITY

James Callow Keyword(s): LITERARY AUTHOR ; METONYMY: AUTHOR FOR HIS BOOKS ; PUN ON ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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Continuous lying will bring nothing but bad luck to you and to
anybody who is close to you.

Submitter comment: My father told me this when I was very young and lied about
anything. I learned my lesson.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Untrustworthy, Dishonest

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ON THE UP AND UP.

Submitter comment: IMPROVING; BECOMING BETTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): LEGAL RIGHT HONEST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 05-01-1972

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PEOPLE WITH BLUE EYES ARE TRUE, PEOPLE WITH BROWN ARE NOT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY TRUTHFULNESS ; PERSONALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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Proverb

Honesty is the best policy

Submitter comment:

As a youth

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): HONESTY ; Lesson ; Maxim ; POLICY ; POLICY ; PROVERB ; Reward

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Honesty is the best policy.

Submitter comment:

Learned from Parents

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HONESTY ; Maxim ; POLICY ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Expression

To Feather Your Nest means to make your life comfortable.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ;

Keyword(s): Comfortable ; Expression ; Feather ; Language ; LIFE ; Nest ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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