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IN MY CHILDHOOD, WE WOULD STAMP A GRAY HORSE. (THIS IS DONE
BY LICKING ONE'S THUMB AND PUTTING IT IN YOUR HAND, AND
THEN STAMPING IT). THE ONE WHO DID IT FIRST GOT THE
GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): STAMPING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 06-25-1970

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RIDDLE

WHAT GOES ALL AROUND THE WORLD YET STAYS IN ONE CORNER?
-- A POSTAGE STAMP.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): STAMP

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-0000

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Retort

Did you get my letter?

No.

Oh, I forgot to stamp it. (And you stamp on your friend's foot.)

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C750] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

From a book, so disqualified?

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; Sticks and Stones ; The Porpoise Bookshop ; San Francisco

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Foot ; INSULT ; Letter ; PUN ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; STAMP ; Stomp ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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