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BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER,
AND SO DO PIGS AND SWINE;
RATS AND MICE DO HAVE THEIR CHOICE,
AND SO DO I HAVE MINE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM PROVERBIAL RETORT ANIMALS ; METER: IAMBIC ; MONOLOGUE QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

IT IS BETTER TO KEEP THY MOUTH SHUT AND HAVE OTHERS THINK THAT YOU
ARE AN IMBECILE THAN TO OPEN IT AND ERASE ALL DOUBT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER TEACHER AT SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Fool ; HUMOR ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; WISDOM

James Callow Keyword(s): PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-18-1972

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HE DRIVES LIKE SUTTER.
MR. GORSKI SAID HE USED THIS PHRASE AMONG FRIENDS WHEN BEHIND A
DRIVER WHO DROVE TOO SLOW FOR THEM. HE SAID THE NAME SUTTER CAME FROM
AN OLD MAN THEY KNEW AS KIDS, WHO ALWAYS "DROVE UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT
AND EVERY ONE MADE FUN OF HIM."

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONAL PROVERBIAL PHRASE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-01-1972

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STOP MAKING LOVE AT (NAME'S) GATE,
LOVE IS BLIND, BUT NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AA ; HUMOROUS PLAY ON PROVERB ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-10-1972

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WEATHER PROVERB

AFTER THE FEAST OF ST. DOROTHY THE SHIRT WILL DRY ON THE FENCE.
PO SWIETEJ DOROCIE, WYSECHNIE KOSZULA NA PLOCIE. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT WARMER WEATHER AND SPRING WILL SOON BE HERE. THE
FEAST OF ST. DOROTHY IS FEBRUARY FOURTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 4
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AFTER THE FEAST OF ST. MATTHEW YOU NEED AN OVERCOAT FOR A FRIEND.
NA SWIENTEGO MACIEJA TRZEBA KORZUCZKA DOBRODRZIEJA. (POLISH)

Data entry tech comment: FOR A FRIEND EQUALS AS A FRIEND.
TRANSLATION BY MRS. K.J. UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COLD WEATHER ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 21
BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ANY PORT IN A STORM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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WEATHER PROVERB

ARTHRITIC PAIN, SURE TO BRING RAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Human condition and activities
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS IRISH AS PADDY'S PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): NAME: PADDY ; NATIONALISM ; PERSONAL PROVERB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS ODD AS KATE CARNEY'S CAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; ANIMATED NATURE ; PROPER NAME

James Callow Keyword(s): ECCENTRICITY ; PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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NOT TOO QUICK

AS SLOW AS MOLLASSES IN JANUARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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CORN

CORN IS KNEE-HIGH BY THE 4TH OF JULY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; RHYME ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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Proverb

DEATH IS NATURE'S WAY OF TELLING YOU TO SLOW DOWN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMAN'T CANT REMEMBER WHO TOLD HER THIS.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; Maxim ; NATURE ; PROVERB ; Slow ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IRONY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

DON'T BE CHOOSY KATHY,
SO YOU WON'T OVER CHOOSE;
SO YOU WON'T GET A SPARROW
INSTEAD OF A CANARY. (TRANSLATION)
NIE PRZEBIERAJ KASIU,
ZEBYS NIE PRZEBRALA;
ZEBYS ZA KANARKA
WROBLA NIE DOSTALA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT USED TO REMIND HER DAUGHTERS OF THIS PROVERB WHEN
THEY WERE DATING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PERSONAL PROVERB ; RHYME (IN THE ORIGINAL)

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.200
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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SPRING CHILLS

DON'T CAST YOUR FLOUT TILL MAY IS OOT.

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT FROM HER MOTHER, MRS.
HARRIET MALLINSON IN HER HOME IN GARY, INDIANA. (CIRCA 1925) HER
MOTHER IN TURN LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER, A MRS. SCOT, AS A CHILD
IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. CK[ ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION
FLOUT=CLOD PLANTING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

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

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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POLISH PROVERB

BIG CLOUDS--LITTLE RAIN. (TRANSLATION)
Z DUZES CHMURY--MALY DESZCZ. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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PREDICTION

BIG DROPS, LITTLE RAIN.
LITTLE DROPS, BIG RAIN.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; CONTRAST ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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WEATHER PROVERB

BLUE MIST IN THE FOREST MEANS RAIN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): COLOR ; COSMOS ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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BUBBLES ON THE WATER MEANS RAIN FOR THREE DAYS.

Submitter comment: HIS FATHER TOLD THIS TO HIM.

James Callow comment: NOT A PROVERB

Where learned: YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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