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SCHOOL RHYME

DETENTION, DETENTION, DETENTION,
I'VE FORGOTTEN MY LATIN DECLENSION.
THE SECOND OR THE FIRST?
THE THIRD IS THE WORST.
DETENTION, DETENTION, DETENTION.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SHE'S--MARKED:

BURNING "S" ON THE FACE OF A FEMALE WAS TO SHOW THAT SHE WAS AN
AN ADULTERER. THE MARK COULD BE ALSO CUT ON HER FACE.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED DURING HIS LATE ADOLESCENT STAGE IN HIS HOME TOWN.
THIS ITEM WAS TOLD TO HIM BY HIS ACQUAINTANCES WHEN HE VISITED IRELAND. THIS
TALE CAME ABOUT IN THE EARLY YEARS OF IRELAND'S BIRTH. THE SIGN WAS PUT ON THE
WOMAN'S FACE SO TO TELL "THE WORLD" OF HER SIN. I DIDN'T GET AN EXPLANATION WHY
THEY USED THE LETTER S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; IRELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): BRANDING ; PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001930S

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GRANDPA TELLS WHEN HE WENT TO SCHOOL. HE WENT TO CHURCH EVERY
SUNDAY WITH HIS MOTHER, AFTER BOTH CAME HOME HE WOULD GET A SMACK
IN THE HEAD. HE WONDERED FOR A LONG TIME WHAT FOR. BUT AS HE GOT
OLDER HE KNEW THE NUNS AND MOTHER USED TO STAND TOGETHER AFTER
CHURCH AND WHAT WAS SPILLED BETWEEN THE TWO HE NEVER COULD FIND
OUT.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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MILITARY CUSTOM

BLANKET PARTY: } WHEN A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY DOES SOMETHING THAT
VIOLENTLY DISPLEASES A GROUP OF FELLOW SERVICE MEN STATIONED WITH
HIM, THIS FORM OF REVENGE IS CARRIED OUT. THE MALIGNED GROUP
GATHERS TOGETHER AFTER LIGHTS OUT AND THROW A BLANKET OVER THE
SLEEPING VICTIM AND BEAT ON HIM UNTIL THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR
REVENGE. IN DOING THIS, THE VIOLATOR DOES NOT KNOW WHO THE
INDIVIDUALS WERE THAT TOOK PART IN THE BEATING.

Submitter comment: I ACTUALLY SAW THIS OCCUR WHILD IN BASIC TRAINING, AND THE BEATEN
MAN WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 09-27-1972

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DEVIL WORKING

IF THE SUN COMES OUT WHILE IT IS RAINING, IT MEANS THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 11-17-1969

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PROVERB

AT THE END OF A ROD GROWS A DEEP LOVE.

Submitter comment: PARENTS SPANK THEIR CHILDREN, TEACHERS WHIP THEIR PUPILS, AND
HUSBANDS SLAP THEIR WIVES IN LOVE. THE LOVED ONES KISS THE ROD AND
RETURN MORE LOVE WITH THANKS. (SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD.)

Where learned: KOREA ; SEOUL

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATION

James Callow Keyword(s): DISCIPLINE ; OBSERVATION ; PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

LIGHTNING INDICATES THAT GOD IS STRIKING BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RETRIBUTION PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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BETTER THAN SPANKING

IN THAILAND, MANY PARENTS FEEL THAT INSTEAD OF SPANKING THEIR
CHILDREN, A MORE EFFECTIVE PUNISHMENT FOR A SERIOUS MATTER IS TO
MAKE THE CHILD LIE UNDER THE BED FOR A WHILE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARENTS CHILDREN PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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CAUSE OF ILLNESS

IF YOU EAT TOO MANY STRWBERRIES,
YOU WILL GET A STRAWBERRY MARK ON YOUR NECK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PUNISHMENT FOR IMMODERATE EATING. ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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MULE IN THE BARNYARD TIRED AND SICK
BOY WITH A PIN ON THE END OF A STICK
BOY JABS MULE, MULE GIVES A LURCH
SERVICES MONDAY AT THE CORNER CHURCH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS A FAVORITE POEM RIDDLE OF HIS MOTHER'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS, PUNISHMENT FOR ; POETIC VUSTICE ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 03-20-1972

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THE WERWOLF OF KOTTERN

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A VERY POOR MAN WHO HAD TWELVE CHILDERN.
HE LIVED IN THE TOWN OF KOTTERN. HE WAS SO POOR THAT HE COULDN,T
AFFORD TO BUY THE WOOD FOR HIS HOME. SO, HE STOLE THE WOOD AND WAS
CAUGHT IN THE ACT. OUT OF FEAR OF SEVERE BODILY PUNISHMENT, HE FLED
TO THE WOODS TO HANG HIMSELF.
SUDDENLY A STRANGER APPEARED AND ASKED THE MAN WHAT HIS TROUBLE WAS.
THE STRANGER LAUGHED AND TOLD THE POOR MAN THERE WAS AN ESAY WAY
TO ESCAPE FROM JUSTICE. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS BECOME A WOLF.
HE COULD DO THIS BY CONCENTRATING ON THE DEVIL AND COMPLETING
IGNORING GOD. WHEN THE POLICE ARRESTED THE THIEF, HE WOULD
CONCENTRATE ON THE DEVIL AND WOULD IMMEDIATELY CHANGE INTO A WOLF.
THE POLICE WOULD RUN AWAY. THE MAN BEGAN TO ENJOY THE POWER TO
CHANGE INTO A WOLF WHENEVER HE FELT LIKE SCARING SOMEONE. BUT EVERY
NOW AND THEN HIS CHILDREN NOTICED THAT THEIR FATHER SMELLED FROM
BLOOD.
ONE DAY IN BROAD DAY LIGHT, THE MAN GOT THE URGE TO TURN INTO A WOLF
AND HE COULDN,T CONTROL HIMSELF. THE CHILDREN THEN KNEW THEIR FATHER
WAS A WERWOLF.
THAT VERY DAY THE FATHER DISAPPEARED AND HIS FAMILY BECAME
EVEN POORER.

Data entry tech comment: THE KEYPUNCHER HAS CORRECTED THE COLLECTOR,S SPELLING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT ONLY TO FIND PUNISHMENT. ; TRANSFORMATION: MAN TRANSFORMED FROM MAN TO WOLF TO SAVE SELF FROM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 10-10-1968

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SUPERSTITION

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SPANK A BABY BEFORE THEY'RE A YEAR OLD, OR THE
CHILD WILL TURN OUT TO BE A HORRID PERSON.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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PLANT LEGEND

THERE IS A TREE IN THE JUNGLES OF PANAMA
WHICH WHIPS PEOPLE IF THEY DO NOT SAY
" I HAVE SEEN YOU" IN SPANISH.

Submitter comment: (MISS ZITZEWITZ STATED THAT THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO HER
FATHER WHEN HE FIRST MET HER MOTHER IN PANAMA.)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-02-1963

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A MAN WAS SENT TO PRISON FOR SIXTY DAYS WITH THE CONDITION
THAT HE WOULD BE RELEASED AFTER 30 DAYS IF HE COULD STAY
ALIVE THAT LONG WITH NOTHING TO EAT. THE ONLY PERSON
WHO VISITED HIM DURING THAT TIME WAS HIS DAUGHTER.
AFTER 30 DAYS HE APPEARED HEALTHY AND HAPPY BEFORE THE
JUDGE WHO ASKED HIM HOW HE DID IT. THE MAN REPLIED WITH
THIS RIDDLE: I WAS A BABY AND BECAME A MAN AND BECAME
A BABY AGAIN. THE DAUGHTER WHO VISITED HIM IN PRISON
WAS NURSING HER BABY AT THE TIME AND KEPT HER FATHER
ALIVE THE SAME WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Romantic Realistic
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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IF A GIRL HAS BEEN BAD TO HER PARENTS OR HAS TRIED TO HIT
THEM, HER HAND WILL COME OUT OF HER GRAVE UNTIL IT IS SLAPPED
DOWN.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER BOYFRIEND. HIS
GRANDMOTHER TOLD HIM THIS STORY WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE BOY.
SHE SAID THAT IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN TO GIRLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; JUSTICE ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Gesture

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It was said if you wore two hats you were going to get a double
whooping.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVER ROUGE

James Callow Keyword(s): Punishment -- beating

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Head

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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BELIEF

LIGHTNING INDICATES THAT GOD IS STRIKING BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RETRIBUTION PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 09-30-1965

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IF YOU WERE GETTING HUNT AND SOMETHING WENT WRONG WHILE THE
ROPE WAS AROUND YOUR NECK AND YOU DIDN'T GET HUNG, THEY
WOULDN'T TRY IT AGAIN, BECAUSE YOU WOULD DIE A 1000 TIMES
WHILE THE ROPE WAS AROUND YOUR NECK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CAPITAL PUNISHMENT PENAL CODE PRISON CRIMINAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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IF YOU HAVE TO SEW SOMETHING ON SUNDAY, SEW IT WITHOUT A
THIMBLE AND THE DEVIL WON'T COUNT THE STITCHES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN PUNISHMENT PENANCE ATONEMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 04-02-1969

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IF ONE SEWS ON SUNDAY, HE WILL TAKE THE STITCHES OUT IN HELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT ATONEMENT PENANCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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