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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS SMALLER THAN AN ANT S MOUTH?
A: HIS TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSECTS (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (A)

James Callow Keyword(s): PROPORTION RELATIVITY SIZE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AMONG THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EYESIGHT ; OBSERVATION ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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POLISH PROVERB

BETTER ARE BEANS AND CABBAGE AT HOME THAN A FAT DUCK ON THE BATTLE-
FIELD.
(TRANSLATION)
LEPSZA EV DOMU GROCH, KAPUSTA NIZ NA EVAJNIE KUNA TLUSTA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER REMEMBERS THIS FROM POLAND.

Data entry tech comment: SEE 5X8 CARD FOR POLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-WAR ; CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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AMERICAN PROVERB

I HAD NO SHOES AND COMPLAINED, UNTIL I MET A MAN WHO HAD NO FEET.

Submitter comment: THE COLLECTOR HEARD THIS PROVERB DURING A SERMON AT GARFIELD
BAPTIST CHURCH IN MOUNT CLEMENS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: CA00001975

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FLEMISH PROVERB

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING.
TRANSLATION OF
FLEMISH TEXT NOT KEYPUNCHED. SEE ORIGINAL 5 X 8 INCH CARD.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICHIGAN FROM
BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): RELATIVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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SONG

IN THE LAND OF ODEN
THERE IS A MOUNTAIN
WHICH IS TWENTY MILLION
MILES IN THE AIR.
AND EVERY MILLION YEARS
A LITTLE BIRD COMES A WINGING
TO SHARPEN HIS BEAK ON THAT MOUNTAIN;
THEN HE QUICKLY DISAPPEARS.
AND WHEN THAT MOUNTAIN
HAS WORN AWAY
THAT'S WHEN ETERNITY WILL BE
ONE SINGLE DAY
ONE SINGLE DAY
ONE SINGLE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LAPEER ; CAMP O'FAIRWINDS

James Callow Keyword(s): ODIN ; RELATIVITY

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Measure of time

Date learned: 06-00-1979

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If yo tink yo bundle of dirty clothes too heavy, try
picking up yo neighbor's own.

Submitter comment: People always believe that they have the worst of everything
until they realize that other people have problems too.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): tink = think ; yo = you or your

James Callow Keyword(s): Advice -- Positive ; Metaphor: problems = bundle of clothes ; RELATIVITY ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1991

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Proverb

When in Rome, do as the Romans do!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Adapt ; Culture ; RELATIVITY ; Roman

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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