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FLAT ROCK IS CALLED BY DOWNRIVER PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIVE IN FLAT ROCK
LEVEL PEBBLE.

Submitter comment:

JUST RECENTLY.

A TOWN SOME 25 MILES SOUTH OO DETROIT, MICHIGAN.; FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN; THIS ITEM REFERS TO FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN,

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Motifs added by TRD 02-22-2011

James Callow comment:

INCOMPLETE COMMENT?
CN[ PARTIPILO, FRANK 720870
C1[ 14909 STONEHAM
C2[ RIVERVIEW, MICHIGAN 48192
CO[ JUST RECENTLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Keyword(s): Flat ; Language ; Level ; MICHIGAN ; Nickname ; Pebble ; Region ; REGIONAL ; Rock ; SLANG ; STATE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Place

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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IT'S RAINING

IT'S RAINING , IT'S POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING,
HE BUMPED HIS HEAD AND
HE WENT TO BED AND HE
COULDN'T GET UP IN THE MORNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NICKNAME FOR GOD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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DURING 1987, DETROIT EXPERIENCED A RASH OF TEEN VIOLENCE
OCCURRING IN EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS UNMATCHED BY ANY OTHER CITY
IN THE U.S. THIS EARNED DETROIT THE PHRASE:
"DETROIT, THE LAND OF THE SMOKING GUN."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLACE NAME NICKNAME

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Place

Date learned: 07-00-1987

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Language

School Vocabulary;

"brown bagging it'

Carrying your lunch in a paper sack.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Bag ; Brown ; Colloquialism ; Language ; Lunch ; Nickname ; Paper ; Sac ; SCHOOL ; SLANG ; Vernacular ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Language

Everything: "the whole kit and kaboodle"

Phrase meaning all, everything, everybody

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Everything ; Kaboodle ; Kit ; Language ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Language

Chew The Fat:

To sit around and "chew the fat" means to talk, rap, gab, etc.

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Keyword(s): Chew ; Colloquialism ; Fat ; GOSSIP ; Language ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TALK ; Term ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Language

I have heard North Hall referred to as "Menopause Manor" the reason being that there are quite a few older residents in the dorm.

Submitter comment:

North Hall of Vanderbilt University

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Keyword(s): AGE ; Dormitory ; Female ; Language ; Manor ; Menopause ; Nickname ; REGIONAL ; SLANG ; University ; Vanderbilt ; Vernacular ; Vocabulary ; WOMEN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Place

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Two instructors on Peabody's Campus, husband and wife (The VanEhens), have acquired a nickname because of their physical resemblance. They both have red hair and freckles and a chubby build and are called "The Campbell's Kids" from Campbell's SOup Commercials.

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Keyword(s): Campbells ; Chubby ; Commercials ; FRECKLES ; HAIR ; Language ; Nickname ; Pop Culture ; Professor ; Red ; Resemblance ; Soup

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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Language

"grandma's visit" is another term for menstrual period.

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Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; Grandma ; Language ; Menstrual ; MENSTRUATION ; Nickname ; Period ; SLANG ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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Language

Many people in middle Tenn. speak of living in the "Bible Belt" of the state because churches are so prominent.

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Keyword(s): Belt ; BIBLE ; CHURCH ; COUNTRY ; Language ; Nickname ; REGIONAL ; SLANG ; STATE ; Tennessee ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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The eight secluded areas complete with love seats in a girl's dorm lounge are known as the "passion pits."

Submitter comment:

The college is Emory and Henry in Emory, Virginia and the dorm is Martha Washington

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Keyword(s): COLLEGE ; Dorm ; Dormitories ; Language ; Lounge ; Loveseat ; Nickname ; Passion ; Pit ; SLANG ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Place

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Saying

"Dress Eggs"

Term used to label eggs which have been hard boiled then had the yellow removed and mixed with mayonaisse and used to fill the white.

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Keyword(s): Deviled ; DRESS ; FOOD ; Hard Boiled ; Language ; Nickname ; RECIPE ; Saying ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

Visiting Mrs. Murphy is another way of saying going to the restroom.

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Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; EUPHEMISM ; Murphy ; Nickname ; Restroom ; VISITING ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

Grandma's Black Beads = lines of dirt formed on the neck

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Keyword(s): Beads ; Black ; Dirt ; Grandma ; Language ; NECK ; Nickname ; Saying ; SLANG ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Saying

Term used for those first dates when a parent drives you to or from an activity: Mommy-date.

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Keyword(s): Chaperone ; DATE ; Drive ; Language ; Mommy ; Nickname ; Saying ; SLANG ; Term ; TRANSPORTATION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Vocabulary

Chicken and slicks is another name for the dish of chicken and dumplings.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Chicken ; Dish ; Dumpling ; FOOD ; Language ; Meal ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slicks ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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Language

American Nicknames:

Mexicans call Americans "gringoes" because when the Texans went into the Battle of San Jacinto, they were singing "Green Grow the Lilacs." The Mexicans thought they were saying "gringo."

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; Battle ; Culture ; ETYMOLOGY ; Green ; Gringo ; Grow ; Language ; Lilacs ; Mexican ; NATIONALITY ; Nickname ; San Jacinto ; SLANG ; SONG ; Term

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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Environmental Factor

Background and Environmental Factors:

Bottle Pinnacle, Wyoming - rare name - named for its shape.

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Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; American Place Names

Keyword(s): Background ; Bottle ; ENVIRONMENT ; ETYMOLOGY ; Nickname ; Pinnacle ; REGIONAL ; SHAPE ; Topographical ; Wyoming

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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Environmental Factor

Background and Environmental Factors:

Mitten Mountain, Montana - rare name - named because of a fire scar causing the shape of a mitten.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; American Place Names

Keyword(s): Background ; Environmental ; ETYMOLOGY ; FIRE ; Mitten ; Montana ; MOUNTAIN ; Nickname ; Scar ; SHAPE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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Folk Name for Animal

Bunny - for Rabbit

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANIMAL ; Bunny ; Folk Name ; Nickname ; Rabbit

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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