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PROVERB

DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET.

Submitter comment: AS A CHILD

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PRUDENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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LEGEND

THE INFORMANT, MY FATHER, RETURNED FROM A TRIP TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK
AND WHILE AT THE SUPPER TABLE RELATED THIS INCIDENT WHICH I TOOK TO
TO BE TRUE. MY FATHER, HAVING TIME ON HIS HANDS IN BUFFALO, WENT FOR
A WALK. HE OBSERVED A SIGN INDICATING THAT A DANCE WAS BEING HELD
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DEAF PEOPLE. HE ENTERED THE ESTABLISHMENT AND
PURCHASED A NUMBER OF TICKETS. HE APPROACHED A GIRL AND THROUGH A
SERIES OF GESTURES (WHICH HE DEMONSTRATED FOR US) MANAGED TO
COMMUNICATE TO HER THAT HE DESIRED TO DANCE. THEY DANCED SEVERAL
DANCES IN COMPLETE SILENCE, WHEREUPON A YOUNG MAN WALKED UP
TO THE GIRL AND ASKED HER IF SHE WERE READY TO LEAVE. SHE TURNED
HER FACE AWAY FROM MY FATHER AND REMARKED, "I WILL BE WITH YOU AS
SOON AS I GET RID OF THIS DAMN DUMMY."

Data entry tech comment:

ANOTHER CARD TELLS THE SAME STORY, SOURCE FROM JACKIE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RUDE, SICK HUMOR, CRUEL HUMOR

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 00-00-1947

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Proverb

Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware.

Submitter comment:

...From HIgh School Economics and Latin class.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW:FFN

Keyword(s): Beware ; Buyer ; ECONOMICS ; Language ; LATIN ; PRUDENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Submitter comment:

Proverb Phrase - Written across top of card

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Phrase is crossed out.

Original BN [V600] is crossed out.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANT ; Preach ; PROVERB ; PRUDENCE ; Seminary ; SILENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Fools rush in, where wise men fear to tread.

Submitter comment:

From memory - traditional

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Discretion ; Fool ; Fools ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; PRUDENCE ; RUSH ; Tread ; VERSE ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Entertainment: Song

Rugby Party Song:

(Group Sings)

We are off to see the Wild West Show, the elephant and the kangaroo, big baboons and cheetahs, nothing could be neeter, we're off to see the Wild West Show.

(Persons balance a glass of beer on his head and gets floor)

"And in this cage we have the _______!"

(All)

"The _______! Incredible, Fantastic! No Shit! What the fuck is an _______?"

(Person removes glass of beer from his head and says)

"The ______ is a very strange animal. It _______."

(Chorus is repeated ehre and the song begins again.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; Crude ; DRINK ; Lewd ; Rugby ; SONG ; Sport ; Swear ; West ; Zoo

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.334
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing
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Retort

At dinner time, a parental question/statement as a result of crude behavior is "were you raised in a barn?"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Barn ; Crude ; Language ; MANNERS ; Raised ; RETORT ; Rude ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Saying

Saying About Navy Chow:

The cooks perform miraces. How else could you take good food and turn it to crap without passing it through the human body?

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B400] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: NAVY

Keyword(s): Chef ; COOK ; Crap ; FOOD ; HUMOR ; INSULT ; JOKE ; Navy ; Rude ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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GOOD HUMOR JEST SONG

TA RA RA BOOM DE AY.
DID YOU GET YOURS TODAY?
I GOT MINE YESTERDAY.
THAT'S WHY I WALK THIS WAY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SANG ME THIS LITTLE "SONG" WHICH IS DOUBTLESSLY
A PARODY OF "TA RA RA BOOM DI AY."

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Crude ; EUPHEMISM ; HUMOR ; Jest ; PARODY ; RHYME ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
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Date learned: 02-00-1971

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