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PROVERB

ANYONE WHO GOES TO A PSYCHIATRIST SHOULD HAVE HIS HEAD EXAMINED.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ASCRIBED TO SAM ; CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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PROVERB

ALL THAT'S REQUIRED IN ENJOYING SAUSAGES OR LOVE IS ENJOYMENT.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SAID AS A TYPE OF JOKE. A TYPE OF SIMILIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING ; ZEUGMA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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STRAIGHT DOUBLE TALK PROVERB

IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN DON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING ; ROUND

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FIND TROUBLE, COMPLAIN FOR NOTHING AND THAT
WILL MAKE TROUBLE AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER, NELLY CARPE SAID THIS WHEN INFORMANT WAS A CHILD
INFORMANT CLAIMED HER GRANDMOTHER ALSO SAID THIS TO HER MOTHER,
NELLY CARPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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IF GOD IS LOVE
AND LOVE IS BLIND
THEN RAY CHARLES MUST BE GOD!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FAULTY REASONING ; NONSEQUITUR

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

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WHEN WE DRINK, WE GET DRUNK.
WHEN WE GET DRUNK, WE GO TO SLEEP.
WHEN WE GO TO SLEEP, WE COMMIT NO SIN.#
WHEN WE COMMIT NO SIN, WE GO TO HEAVEN
SO LET'S ALL GET DRUNK AND GO TO HEAVEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN OF REASONING ; HUMOR ; SYLLOGISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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While looking at a friend's scrap book I noticed
that they had pictures of their old pets, but
no current pictures of current pets. When I asked
why, the response was that if you took a picture of
your pet it would soon die afterwards. This was
said with conviction and firm belief. The reason
the belief was so strong was that this happened
to 4 of their pets after they took their picture.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Post hoc reasoning

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001988 ca

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Kim's family used to wax their cars, but every time they did,
whoever drove it after the waxing got into an auto accident.
This happened quite a few times. Kim's parents quit waxing
the cars and have not been in an accident since.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PLYMOUTH

James Callow Keyword(s): Post hoc reasoning

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, WE USED TO BELIEVE THAT YOU WOULD NOT BE
HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR SINS UNTIL YOU REACHED YOUR
TWELFTH BIRTHDAY.
WE USED TO SAY, "AS SOON AS I'M TWELVE, I'M GOING TO THE
ALTAR TO GET SAVED."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE OF REASON

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- Maturity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LEGEND OF CHRIST

WHILE OUR LORD WAS BEING CRUCIFIED, TWO BIRDS WHO
WERE FLYING ACROSS CALVARY NOTICED HIM. AS THEY SAW
HIS TORMENT, THEY SWOOPED OVER TO HIS ARMS AND TRIED
TO REMOVE THE NAILS WITH THEIR BEAKS. AFTER THEY
TRIED FOR AWHILE, THEY LEFT, BEING UNABLE TO REMOVE
THEM. THEY AND THEIR OFFSPRING WERE REWARDED
FOR THEIR COMPASSION BECAUSE THE BLOOD FROM
CHRIST'S WRISTS STAINED THEIR BREASTS AND MADE THE
ROBIN EASILY IDENTIFIABLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REASONS FOR ANIMAL CHARACTERISTICS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird

Date learned: 03-16-1968

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LEGEND OF CHRIST

WHILE OUR LORD WAS BEING CRUCIFIED, TWO BIRDS WHO
WERE FLYING ACROSS CALVARY NOTICED HIM. AS THEY SAW
HIS TORMENT, THEY SWOOPED OVER TO HIS ARMS AND TRIED
TO REMOVE THE NAILS WITH THEIR BEAKS. AFTER THEY
TRIED FOR AWHILE, THEY LEFT, BEING UNABLE TO REMOVE
THEM. THEY AND THEIR OFFSPRING WERE REWARDED
FOR THEIR COMPASSION BECAUSE THE BLOOD FROM
CHRIST'S WRISTS STAINED THEIR BREASTS AND MADE THE
ROBIN EASILY IDENTIFIABLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REASONS FOR ANIMAL CHARACTERISTICS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird

Date learned: 03-16-1968

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Proverb

Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): ACTION ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; Die ; Do ; Maxim ; Motto ; PROVERB ; Reason ; Thought ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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