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Proverb

What you don't know won't hurt you

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Hurt ; IGNORANCE ; IGNORANCE ; Insight ; Knowledge ; PAIN ; Protection

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

Submitter comment:

This originated from mother of informant

The name Mrs. Lucy Perry is crossed out from the top right hand corner of the submission card

Data entry tech comment:

 

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200, C880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; Equality ; Fair Play ; FOWL ; Gander ; Goose ; METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Two heads are better than one.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEAD ; Knowledge ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WISDOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Two heads are better than one.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEAD ; Knowledge ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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TO CURE A TOOTHACHE PICK THE TOOTH WITH A COFFIN NAIL,
MIDDLE TOE OF AN OWL, A SPLINTER FROM A TREE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING OR APPLY THE JUICE OF A PRICKLY ASH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Claw ; Coffin ; Juice ; LIGHTNING ; Nail ; Owl ; Prickly Ash ; REMEDY ; Splinter ; TOOTHACHE ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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BABIES WHO WALK BEFORE THEY ARE A YEAR OLD WILL BE
BOWLEGGED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Bowlegged ; CHILD

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Lower body, legs
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT THUNDERS, THE DWARFS ARE BOWLING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; Bowling ; Dwarfs ; EUPHEMISM ; Language ; PROVERB ; SPEECH ; Thunder ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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