The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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Yo have mo front 'n Katie Ben.
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
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PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison
Date learned: 03-00-1991