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PROVERB

MUCH CRY, LITTLE WOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; SHEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BOB
BOB WHO?
BOB BA BLACK SHEEP HAVE YOU ANY WOOL?

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): NAME ; NURSERY RHYME: BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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CRAMPS:
CAPESCUM, RED PEPPER TEA

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CAPESKIN? CAPSKIN? IF SO, A SHEEPSKIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-10-1973

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SHEEP BALL TEA

GO OUT IN A SHEEP PASTURE AND YOU GET "WHAT'S IN A SHEEP
PASTURE" AND YOU BOIL IT, THEN DRINK IT AND IT CURES YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IT CURES. OTHER SOURCES SAY
FEED IT TO A BABY TO CURE DIARRHEA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; SHEEP DUNG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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Riddle - Question

A farmer had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How many were left?

Answer: Nine.

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Entered by TRD

Keyword(s): RIDDLE ; SHEEP ; Trick Question

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