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SCOTTISH JOKE

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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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PROVERB

LONG POCKET, SHORT ARMS.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING REFERS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TIGHT WITH THEIR MONEY; THEY
CAN'T REACH INTO THEIR POCKETS BECAUSE, FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING,
THEIR ARMS CAN'T REACH THE MONEY THAT'S IN THE POCKET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): STINGINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-25-1982

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WHY DO JEWS HAVE SUCH BIG NOSES? THE AIR IS FREE!

James Callow Keyword(s): STINGINESS

Subject headings: JEWI

Date learned: 10-00-1983

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