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POLISH JOKE

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU SEE AN ORANGE SEWER PLATE ON THE
STREET? A POLISH HOWARD JOHNSON'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): HOWARD JOHNSON'S RESTAURANTS HAVE ORANGE COLORED TILE ROOFS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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SONG

MCDONALDS IS YOUR KINDA PLACE
HAMBURGERS IN YOUR FACE.
FRENCH FRIES UP YOUR NOSE,
COKES DOWN YOUR PANTYHOSE.
LAST TIME I WAS THERE,
THEY FRIED MY UNDERWEAR.
MCDONALDS IS YOUR KINDA PLACE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM SOME FRIENDS IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MC'DONALD'S IS A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT CHAIN.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00001978CA

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Language

Greeting - of a special kind:

In Australia, instead of asking if you have been waited on, the salesgirl asks "are you right?"

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original BN [S500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Australia ; COUNTRY ; Culture ; GREETING ; Nation ; Restaurant ; RIGHT ; Service ; Waitress

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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WHY DO POLLACKS PAINT THEIR GARBAGE CANS TURQUOISE AND
ORANGE?
SO THEY FEEL LIKE THEIR EATING AT HOWARD JOHNSON'S.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Ethnic Slurs ; GARBAGE ; Howard Johnson ; JOKE ; POLISH ; Restaurant ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 02-00-1972

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