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Saying

Crooked as a snake.

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Keyword(s): Crooked ; Language ; Saying ; Snake ; Untrustworthy

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words

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Expression

"Wet behind the ears" means inexperienced

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): EARS ; EUPHEMISM ; Expression ; Inexperienced ; Language ; Newcomer ; Rookie ; Saying ; Wet

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Entertainment: Game

Anti-Over Game:

Take as mall tennis type ball and throw it over the house. The person throwing hte ball calls "anti.' If the ball goes over the roof, the receiver calls "over." Keep repeating.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): Anti ; Ball ; CATCH ; Entertainment ; GAME ; House ; Over ; Pastime ; Rook ; Throw

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Structure for dance, game, pastime, sport, drama, etc.

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Language: Rhyme

Nonsense Rhyme:

Of all the fishies in the brook,
I'd rather be a bass.

I'd climb up on the biggest rock
And slide down on my hands and knees.

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Undetermined Origin

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): Brook ; FISH ; Fishies ; Hands ; Knees ; Language ; NONSENSE ; RHYME ; Rock ; Slide

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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