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Language: Games

Pastime:

If you see another child with money you yell- "Butts on you." He then must share anything he buys with that money with you. However, when he pulls out his money, if he yells - "fan butts" first, then he doesn't have to share his purchases.

Submitter comment:

Bill used to play this as a child when he was given money, or if one of his friends was given money. He said it was common to yell this.

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James Callow comment:

Miscellaneous grammar correction written on card.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Buy ; CHILDREN ; Currency ; Dollars ; GAME ; MONEY ; Own ; Ownership ; Pastime ; Purchase ; Share

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's to the world as round as a wheel

That all must feel,

If this life were a thing that you could buy,

The Jews would all live while the Irish would die.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Buy ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Irish ; Jewish ; LIFE ; MONEY ; Purchase ; Social ; Stereotype ; TOAST ; Wheel

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Friends you have to buy are never worth the price you have to pay.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bribe ; Buy ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; Price ; PROVERB ; Purchase ; VERSE ; Worth

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

LOVE CAN'T BE BOUGHT AT THE MARKET.

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THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN'T BUY LOVE. IT MUST BE EARNED.

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Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Bought ; LOVE ; Market ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Purchase

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IT IS VERY IMPORANT TO A JEWISH STORE-OWNER THAT THE FIRST
CUSTOMER ON A MONDAY MORNING MUST BUY SOMETHING, REGARDLESS
OF THE PRICE. IF AND WHEN THE CUSTOMER DOES BUY SOMETHING, IT
MEANS GOOD LUCK AND GOOD SELLING THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Buy ; CUSTOM ; Customer ; Jewish ; Merchant ; Monday ; OMEN ; Purchase ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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