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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Ear ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Old Proverb:

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Informant's grandmother says this quite often.

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Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Improvement ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Ear ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Pig ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

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I have heard this proverb from my mother and other people since childhood.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; BELIEF ; Ear ; EUPHEMISM ; PROVERB ; Purse ; Saying ; Silk ; Sow

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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Superstition

If you give someone a present or a wallet or a purse put a penny in and they will never be broke.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BLESSING ; COIN ; CUSTOM ; GIFT ; LUCK ; MONEY ; MONEY ; Purse ; SUPERSTITION ; Wallet ; WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P553

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