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DRINK

THE TRADITIONAL DRINK IN IRISH, SCOTISH AND ENGLISH PUBS IS A BREW
REFERRED TO AS 'ALF AN' 'ALF. IT'S AN EQUAL COMBINATION OF A POTENT
ALE, GUINESS STOUT AND LIGHT BEER. QUITE GOOD.
I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO THIS POTION AT A PARTY BUT HAVE SINCE BEEN
TOLD ABOUT THE LARGE AMOUNT CONSUMED BY INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH
ISLES. ONCE ON GEORGE PIROT'S TRAVEL PROGRAM ONE OF THE VISITING
TRAVELERS MENTIONED THE DRINK AS BEING THE MOST POPULAR IN DUBLIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SCOTTISH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

Date learned: 02-00-1967

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SCOTTISH PROVERB

IF YOU KEN ME, COME AND LIVE WE ME.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS IF YOU LIKE ME, COME AND LIVE WITH ME AND IS AN OLD
SCOTTISH PROVERB WHICH MRS. CAMPBELL STILL USES.

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; KEN=KNOW ; SCOTTISH DIALECT ; WE=WI'

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-17-1970

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SCOTTISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

DID YOU HEAR THE STORY OF THE SCOTSMAN WHO BOUGHT A DRINK? YOU NEVER WILL EITHER

Submitter comment:

WHEN MY GRANDFATHER ASKS THIS QUESTION HE ALWAYS EXPECTS US TO ANSWER NO.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; KEY BISCAYNE

James Callow Keyword(s): SCOTTISH STINGINESS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman
SPEECH -- SCOT
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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SPUNK JANET IS A WOMEN IN SCOTLAND WHO IS KNOWN TO
HAVE A TRADE OF MANUFACTURING SPUNKS AND TELLING
FORTUNES. JANET, THEY SAY, HAS DEALINGS WITH THE
POWERS OF DARKNESS, AND IN HER MAGIC CHAMBER SHE
GETS GLIMPSES INTO THE FUTURE. MOST OF HER CUSTOMERS
WERE FROM WOMEN WHO WANTED LOVE CURES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNK, TOUCHWOOD, OR OTHER TINDER. ; SPUNK=SCOTTISH GAELIC DERIVATION, SPONG--TINDER,

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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Ethnic: Irish/Scottish Superstition

Good Luck:

No man would ever leave Irelannd or Scotland without a bit of heather and a small bag of soil. Without these life in the new wold would be bitter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN's [P880, F533, p880] crossed out and replaced with F533.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; DIVINATION ; Earth ; ETHNIC ; Heather ; Herbal ; Irish ; LUCK ; NATURE ; New World ; SCOTTISH ; Soil ; SUPERSTITION ; TRAVEL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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Ethnic: Scottish

Never cut your fingernails on Sunday.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Legend has been crossed out from the top of the card.

Original BN [P400, P644, P43, P880] have been crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DAYS OF THE WEEK ; ETHNIC ; GROOMING ; Scotland ; SCOTTISH ; Superstition, Belief

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.5 (SUNDAY)
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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Ethnic Joke: Jewish

Irishman, Scotchman and Jew visiting dead friend in funeral parlor. Sign on dead man's chest says, "I'd like to take some money with me when I go." Irishman puts out $500. So does the Scotchman. Jew writes a $1500 check and takes the $1000 as change.

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Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B66] crossed out

Submission card located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; Collection

Keyword(s): AFTERLIFE ; BURIAL ; Dead ; Distasteful ; ETHNIC ; Funeral ; Irish ; Jewish ; JOKE ; MONEY ; Offensive ; Penny-pincher ; SCOTTISH ; Stereotype

James Callow Keyword(s): Jewish

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

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Toast

Toast for Long Life (Scottish):

Lang may yera lum veek.

"long may your chimney smoke"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [F600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Chimney ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; SCOTTISH ; Smoke ; Social ; TOAST

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

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