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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER DO TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY

Submitter comment: I'VE HEARD THIS SINCE I WAS YOUNG FROM MANY PEOPLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
BECAUSE BY THEN THERE MIGHT BE A LAW AGAINST IT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PARODY ; PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME MUST BE SEIZED WITHIN THE LIFE-
TIME OF THE OPPORTUNITY

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

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; INTERNAL ITERATION ; OBSERVATION ; PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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PROCRASTINATION IS A ROBBER OF VALUABLE TIME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT EXPRESSED THE FEELING THAT SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE
THIS SAYING BECAUSE ALL MAJOR DECISIONS SHOULD BE
THOUGHT OVER CAREFULLY. CANNOT RECALL WHERE SHE FIRST HEARD IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PROMPTNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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PROVERB

PUNCTUALITY IS THE POLITENESS OF KINGS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONSIDERATION ; DEFINITION? ; PROMPTNESS ; ROYALTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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DO YOU KNOW WHERE TIPPING CAME FROM? WELL, IN ENGLAND
A LONG TIME AGO, THEY HAD A PLATE BY THE DOORS OF
RESTAURANTS AND AS PEOPLE WENT IN, THEY PUT MONEY
IN IT TO INSURE PROMPTNESS. THE PEOPLE WHO PUT THE
MOST MONEY IN GOT THE BEST AND QUICKEST SERVICE.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): TO INSURE PROMPTNESS--INITIALS=TIP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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