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PIECE EARS

IF THE MOON IS FULL WHEN YOU PIECE YOUR EARS,
YOU LL FEEL NO PAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PIERCE YOUR EARS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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PROVERB

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): PARODY

James Callow Keyword(s): SEX ; SLANG: PIECE FOR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PEACE WITH A LITTLE
PIECE ON SIDE.

Data entry tech comment: DIAGRAM OF HAND GESTURE ON 5 X 8 CARD: THUMB AND RING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INTERCOURSE=PIECE ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Derision Scorn
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT IN A PIE?
ANSWER: MY TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1965

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT INTO A PIE?
ANSWER: YOUR TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PLEASANT RIDGE

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT INTO A PIE?
ANSWER: YOUR TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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Proverb

easy as pie

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Comparison

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Easy ; Pie ; SIMILE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverb

To Eat Humble Pie:

To eat humble pie means to occupy an inferior position

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Phrase

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Concede ; FOOD ; Humble ; HUMILITY ; Inferior ; METAPHOR ; Pie

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Joke

THIS STORY IS TOLD WITH THE INTENTION OF MAKING SOMEONE FEEL FOOLISH
OR UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STORY GOES: A MAN AND HIS DOG WALK INTO THIS
RESTAURANT AND SIT DOWN AT A TABLE. A WAITRESS WALKS UP AND ASKS
"WHAT'LL YOU HAVE?" AND THE MAN SAYS "I'LL HAVE A STEAK, WELL DONE,
SOME MASHED POTATOES, AND A SALAD. AND BRING ME A PIECE OF APPLE PIE
FOR MY DOG." THE WAITRESS REPLIES, "I'M SORRY SIR, WE DON'T HAVE ANY
APPLE PIE, WILL PEACH PIE DO?"
AT THIS POINT SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO ARE "IN" ON WHAT IS HAPPENING LAUGH
HYSTERICALLY. OF COURSE, THE OUTSIDER DOESN'T, AND PREFERABLY SOME
OF THE CONSPIRATORS DON'T EITHER. THE NARRATOR EXPRESSES DISBELIEF
THAT THE POINT OF THE STORY WAS MISSED, AND ASKS THAT SOMEONE ELSE
TELL IT("MAYBE I DIDN'T TELL IT WELL."). THE CONSPIRATORS TAKE TURNS
TELLING THE STORY AND EACH TIME ANOTHER PERSON JOINS IN THE LAUGHTER
("I GET IT NOW}"). FINALLY ONLY THE OUTSIDER IS LEFT CONFUSED OVER
THE MEANING OF THE STORY.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABSURD ; DOG ; JOKE ; Pie ; Pointless ; POTATO ; RIDDLE ; Waitress

James Callow Keyword(s): BRUNVAND ; SHAGGY DOG STORY

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: CA00001970

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

I'm yours till hotdogs have pups and corn have ears.

Data entry tech comment:

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; CORN ; Dogs ; EARS ; Hot Dogs ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Puppies ; Pups ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Language

"Piecing" means munching on candy or junk instead of eating a meal.

Submitter comment:

Heard from people from Delaware

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): CANDY ; FOOD ; Junk ; Language ; Nutrition ; Piecing ; SLANG ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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PIERCING THE EARS OF THE NEWBORN WITH NEEDLES INSURES
GOOD EYESIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EARS ; EYESIGHT ; Newborn ; Piercing

James Callow Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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NEW ENGLAND FOOD

A TRADITION AT CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS A MEAT PIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; FOOD ; meat ; New England ; Pie ; Region ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

FRENCH CANADIANS EAT MINCE MEAT PIE ON CHRISTMAS BECAUSE IT IS AN
OLD, TRADITIONAL CUSTOM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Canadian ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; FRENCH ; holiday ; meat ; Mincemeat ; Pie ; REGIONAL ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: 03-30-1968

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