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FOOD-VEGETABLE

IN THE OLD WEST A MAN ORDERED FRIED POTATOES CUT VERY THIN. WHEN
THE COOK BROUGHT OUT THE POTATOES, THE MAN COMPLAINED THAT THEY
WERE NOT THIN ENOUGH. THE COOK GOT SO MAD THAT HE RETURNED TO THE
KITCHEN AND CUT UP THE POTATOES RAZOR THIN AND FRIED THEM UP.
THE MAN THOUGHT THEY WERE DELICIOUS. THUS THE POTATO CHIP.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; NEWARK

Keyword(s): ORIGIN OF A FOOD ; ORIGIN OF A SNACK: THE POTATO CHIP

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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"THE COOKIE JAR SONG"

DAD: "MOMMY STOLE A COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR."
MOM: "WHO, ME?"
FAMILY: "YES YOU!"
MOM: "COULDN'T BE!"
FAMILY: "THEN WHO?"
MOM: "DADDY STOLE A COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR!"
DAD: "WHO, ME?"

Submitter comment: THIS SONG CAN CONTINUE ON UNTIL THE FAMILY
DECIDES TO STOP SINGING. IT CAN BE STARTED BY
ANY MEMBER, AND IS TOSSED RANDOMLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON
DEPENDING ON THE PREVIOUSLY CHOSEN STEALER'S PREFERENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights ; WHERE I LEARNED ITEM AS A BOY

Keyword(s): SNACK

James Callow Keyword(s): QUESTION AND ANSWER DIALOGUE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 00001960S

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Ethnic: Belgium

European Meals:

In Belgium, 4 meals are considered the standard number. First, there is breakfast. Around noon, the big meal of the day occurs. Everyone closes their businesses or comes home from school between 12-1. Around 3-4 there is a snack of bread and butter and jam or the like. And finally, around 7 everyone partakes of a hot meal.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [N222, N222.4, N222.2, N222.6, N222.8] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; Consumption ; Dinner ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; Lunch ; Meals ; SNACK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

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