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Retort

Question: How are you?

Retort: Still Alive.

Submitter comment:

I've heard it used around UofD.

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Keyword(s): Alive ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Response ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Sneezing:

If you don't say "God Bless You" everytime someone sneezes, they can have bad luck becasue some of their good fortune escaped when they sneezed.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [B477] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

[Something DONE, not said or written]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bless ; COMEBACK ; CUSTOM ; God ; Response ; RETORT ; SNEEZE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Speech - Formula

In answer to a question of what to do in a certain situation - Take it to the river and throw it in the creek.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): Creek ; Response ; Retor ; River ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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IF SOMEONE TALKS BEHIND YOUR BACK, SPIT IN
FOUR CORNERS OF A ROOM.

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HEARD FROM A FRIEND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; J L HUDSONS COMPANY

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Corners ; CUSTOM ; GOSSIP ; Response ; SPIT ; SUPERSTITION ; TALK

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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