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SINGING, DANCING, CLAPPING GAME

AH BEEP-BEEP, WALKING DOWN THE STREET, TEN TIMES A WEEK. UMGOWWOW, UM GOW WOW! THIS IS THE POWER. I SAID IT, I MEANT IT. I'M HERE TO REPRESENT IT. I'M A COOL, COOL NIGGER FROM A COOL, COOL TOWN. IT TAKES ANOTHER COOL NIGGER TO KNOCK ME DOWN. IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY APPLES, DON'T SHAKE MY TREE. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU DON'T MESS WITH ME. I SAID, I'M COOL, I'M FINE, I'M SOUL SISTER #9, GONNA SAY IT ONE MORE TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO BRAG ; SPORTS BASEBALL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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SINGING, DANCING, AND CLAPPING GAME

PEPSI COLA, COCA COLA, ROYAL CROWN, YOU GOT TO HYPNOTIZE THEM,
BOOMERIZE THEM, KNOCK THEM DOWN. YOU KNOW THAT PEPSI COLA SHOT 'EM
DOWN. DR. PEPPER PICKED THEM UP AND NOW WE'RE DRINKING SEVEN-UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CARBONATED BEVERAGES POP SOFT DRINKS ; NEOLOGISM: BOOMERIZE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.523

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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IT IS ONE THING TO BE SMART AND KNOW IT AND ANOTHER TO BE SMART AND
LET EVERYBODY ELSE KNOW IT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAGGING EGOTISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

(TRANSLATION) DRAFT BEER, NOT STUDENTS.

Where learned: ON A BUS

Keyword(s): FOOD ; POLITICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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PROVERB

BE NO TIME FOR CHEERS AND LAUGHTER, IN THE COLD GRAY DAWN OF THE
MORNING AFTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE (IMPLIED) ; HANGOVER ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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PAR FOR THE COURSE

BE YOURSELF...IF YOU CANT DO ANY BETTER.

Where learned: LETTER

James Callow Keyword(s): OF ; PAR IS A GOLF TERM MEANING "AVERAGE" OR USUAL NUMBER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-23-1969

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PROVERB

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; BRAG ; DATING ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06-00-1964

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PROVERB

BRAG IS A GOOD DOG BUT HOLDFAST IS BETTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; PERSONIFICATION

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAGGING ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1971

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

THE CHURCH IS CLOSE
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL STAY HOME.
THE TAVERN'S FAR
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL WALK FAST.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL RUSSIAN CLASS
HENRY FORD H.S., DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; CONTRAST ; IRONY

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; IRONY ; PRIORITIES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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EFFECTS OF DRINKING

WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL GETS DRUNK HE LOSES ALL THE GOOD GRACES
HE HAS STORED UP IN HEAVEN AND WHEN HE REPENTS, HE GETS THEM
ALL BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SCHOOL BELIEF

IT IS BELIEVED THAT GETTING TOTALLY DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE A
PSYCHOLOGY TEST WILL BRING A PASSING GRADE.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT AND HIS ROOMMATE FOLLOWED THIS FOR THREE
TESTS AND RECEIVED PASSING GRADES OF B OR BETTER,
HOWEVER THE INFORMANT LATER DROPPED OUT DUE TO POOR GRADES.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

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TRADITIONAL WORDS

EIGHTY-SIX.

Submitter comment: THE PHRASE WHICH WAS PICKED UP WAS EIGHTY-SIX. TO EIGHTY-SIX
SOMETHING MEANT TO 1, IGNORE IT, OR 2, THROW IT AWAY. THERE IS ALSO
A TRADITIONAL TALE ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE TERM. IT IS BELIEVED TO
HAVE COME FROM AN OLD BARTENDER'S TERM. WHEN THE BARTENDER SAW THAT
SOMEONE WAS DRUNK, HE WOULD PASS THE WORD TO EIGHTY-SIX THAT MAN.
THAT WOULD MEAN EITHER CALL THE POLICE, WHOSE ADDRESS WAS 86TH ST.
OR TO GIVE THE MAN 86 PROOF LIQUOR, RATHER THAN 100 PROOF.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; NUMBER ; THREAT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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PROVERB

ELEPHANTS, PINK, ARE THE BEASTS OF BOURBON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; COLOR ; PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; COLOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-10-1965

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DRUNKARD

EVERY DRUNK SPEAKS HIS SOBER THOUGHTS.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): "IN VINO VERITAS." ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NEGLIGENCE IS A GREAT ENEMY

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN. ITEM IS FROM A LETTER

James Callow comment: I ASSUME THE INFORMANT IS TRANSLATING FROM JAPANESE--
F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: JAPAN

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: WHAT WILL YOU HAVE, REGARDING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER'SPARE THE PARSON'S WINE OR THE BAKER S PUDDING

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERB

I'M ON THE WAGON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: I'M NOT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; WATER WAGON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ITALIAN PROVERB
OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A DRUNKEN MAN YOU GET THE TRUTH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ELIMINATES ONE'S INHIBITIONS ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-26-1969

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A PERSON ENTERS A BAR OPTIMISTICALLY AND LEAVES MISTY OPTICALLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PUN ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BLASON POPULAIRE

PHI KAPPS NEVER GET DRUNK, IF THEY DO THEY NEVER STAGGER,
IF THEY STAGGER THEY NEVER FALL. IF THEY FALL THEY FALL ON THEIR
FACES, SO THEIR PINS NEVER SHOW.

Submitter comment: SPOKEN WHILE DRINKING AT THE 20'S WITH SOME FRATERNITY BROTHERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RESEMBLES A CHAIN TALE.

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; ITERATION ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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