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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
ARTHUR
ARTHUR WHO?
ARTHUR ANY MORE AT HOME LIKE YOU?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
CHESTER
CHESTER WHO?
CHESTER MINUTE AND I'LL SEE.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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FIT FOR A KING

WHAT KING DO TWO FULL GLASSES AND AN EMPTY ONE REMIND YOU OF?
KING PHILUP THE THIRD.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS RIDDLE FROM "BABE" KOZLOWSKI WHEN I WAS ABOUT
10 YEARS OLD( C 1935 ). "BABE" WAS THE SON OF THE LADY FROM
WHOM MY PARENTS BOUGHT A HOME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PHILIP PERSONAL NAME ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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A POLISH PROVERB

HE MADE OUT LIKE MR. ZABTOCKI ON HIS SOAP.
IVYSZEAT JAK ZABTOCKI NA MYDLE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USED WHEN ONE TAKES UP A PROJECT HE KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT AND
IT FALLS THROUGH. MR. ZABTOCKI HAD GONE INTO THE SOAP BUSINESS BUT KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT IT ,HE LOST OUT.
MY MOTHER KNOWS THIS PROVERB AND STORY FROM POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME ; POLISH PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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VERSE

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GENE, GENE MADE A MACHINE
JOE, JOE MADE IT GO
ART, ART LET A FART
BLEW THE ENGINE ALL APART.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHAIN ; INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; PERSONAL NAMES ; RHYME:ABCC ; SCATOLOGICAL

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

Date learned: 11-29-1969

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EPITAPH, FOUND IN BOOT HILL

HERE LIES LESTER MOORE
SIX SLUGS FROM A .44
NO LESS, NO MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH FROM GUNSHOT ; PUN ON PERSONAL NAME ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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Yo have mo front 'n Katie Ben.

Submitter comment: You have more "gumption" than Katie Ben. The story goes back
to the 1940's in Saint Thomas when there was a problem with
the congregation of a Methodist church. Everyone was afraid
to talk about it, including the minister, even though all knew
a problem existed. Katie Ben, a child, got up in church and
spoke out or took the "front." The informant has no idea what
the problem was at the time but that is where this saying came
from.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): 'n = than ; mo = more ; Yo = you

James Callow Keyword(s): Effrontery Boldness Audacity ; Personal name in proverb

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-00-1991

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

LET GEORGE DO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME USED IN PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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POLISH PROVERB

MARTIN WAS TEACHING LITTLE MARTIN, BUT HE HIMSELF
WAS AS STUPID AS A PIG.
TRANSLATION OF:
ULCZYT MARCIN MARCINN, A PAM GTUPI JAK S'IVINIA.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS USED IN REFERENCE TO SOMEONE WHO TRIES TO IMPRESS OTHERS
WITH SOMETHING HE KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT.
MY GRANDMOTHER KNOWS IT FROM POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVANCE ; PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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FIGURE OF SPEECH

MARY SLOAN IS NOT THE BIGGEST CATFISH IN MY SEA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DETROIT ZOO

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHOR ; PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 08-20-1967

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STATEMENT MADE DESCRIBING THE DEGREE OF ANGER

MAD AS TUCK WAS WHEN SUE DIED.

Submitter comment: WHY WAS HE MAD? BECAUSE SHE DIED AND LEFT HIM ALL OF THE COTTON
TO PICK.

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAMES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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