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PROVERB

A BACHELOR IS A ROLLING STONE WHO GATHERS NO BOSS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM A PARTY ASHTRAY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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PROVERB

COURTSHIP IS BLISS;
MATRIMONY IS BLISTER

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID HER FATHER USED THIS SAYING WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE
IN 1904.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING BECAUSE NOTHING'S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; IRONY ; PARADOX ; PESSIMISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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PROVERB

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BIG CATS ARE DANGEROUS, BUT A LITTLE PUSSY NEVER HURT ANYONE.

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PUSSY IS A SLANG EXPRESSION FOR THE ACT OF LOVE-MAKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; SEMANTICS ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION ; PUN ; REFERENCE TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
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Date learned: 00-00-1971

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PROVERB

CAN'T SEE THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): IRONY ; PLANTS ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): MINUTE DETAILS OBSCURE GOAL ; SHORTSIGHTEDNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SILLY PROVERB

CHASTE MAKES WASTE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): HASTE MAKES WASTE--PARODY ; OBSERVATION ; PUN PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER SAY NEVER AND ALWAYS AVOID ALWAYS

Where learned: WARREN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; EXTREMITIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT. SOME ARE VERY APPEALING-
OTHERS VERY APPALLING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT WHEN SHE FEELS UPSET SHE REMEMBERS
THIS. INFORMANT ADDED THAT SHE FEELS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD
REMEMBER THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; FUNCTION ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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A PERSON ENTERS A BAR OPTIMISTICALLY AND LEAVES MISTY OPTICALLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PUN ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PERUSE AND LAMENT

PERUSE AND LAMENT, USED BY CRAP SHOOTERS, IT'S SIMILAR TO
READ 'EM AND WEEP.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): GAMBLING ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): DICE ; ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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