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COW

AS THE COW SAID TO THE MAINE FARMER, 'THANKS FOR A WARM HAND
ON A COLD MORNING.'

Submitter comment: MR. MENZIES HEARD THE LATE JOHN F. KENNEDY USE THIS LINE TO OPEN
A SPEECH ON A COLD MORNING. HE WAS THANKING THE CROWD FOR THEIR
WARM WELCOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CLIMATE ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero
PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

DON'T SWAP HORSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM.

Where learned: AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

(TRANSLATION) DRAFT BEER, NOT STUDENTS.

Where learned: ON A BUS

Keyword(s): FOOD ; POLITICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

A NEW BROOM SWEEPS BETTER

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

A NEW BROOM SWEEPS CLEAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-06-1971

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

A NEW BROOM SWEEPS WELL BUT AN OLD ONE IS BEST FOR THE CORNERS

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

WHY DID TEXAS SHORTEN ITS NAME TO TEX?
BECAUSE THE ASS IS IN WASHINGTON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POLITICS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RUSSIAN POLITICIAN AND AN
AMERICAN POLITICIAN? ONE OF THEM RUNS FOR OFFICE WHILE THE
OTHER RUNS FOR THE BORDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POLITICS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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Maxim

If you think you can be happy letting the government take care of you, just remember what happened to the American Indian.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B660] crossed out. Nothing replaces it.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; Government ; Native American ; POLITICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

As goes Maine. so goes the nation.

Submitter comment:

This person clearly did not subscribe to this proverb as he followed up the comment by saying that there was never such a disproven one as this in political circles.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P800, V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Maine ; Nation ; POLITICS ; STATE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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