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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

I CAN'T THINK, TOO DUMB./ INSPIRATION WON'T COME.
CAN'T WRITE, BUM PEN,/ BUT GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB ; WISHES ; WRITER'S MODESTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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NEVER STEP OVER URINE OR A STAR WILL FORM ON YOUR EYELID.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

James Callow Keyword(s): STY? STAR?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: CA11001973

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PROVERB

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS, AND I WILL TELL YOU NO LIES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CHEATERS NEVER WIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COLLEGE JOKE

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PANTY RAIDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT
CAMPUS, BECAUSE THE CO-EDS DO NOT WEAR UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IMMODESTY ; SEXUAL SLUR ; UNDERWEAR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE
WHEN AT FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; DISHONESTY ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 10-31-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES SOMETIMES COME GEMS.
YOUNG CHILDREN WILL SAY TRUTHFUL THINGS WHERE OLDER PEOPLE
WILL AVOID IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY ; INHIBITIONS ; OBSERVATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-07-1971

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PROVERB

PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY ; SYMBOL ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00001964 ( SUMMER )

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THE FOLLOWING IS A FLIM-FLAM TECHNIQUE ONE STUDENT USES TO GET INTO
SOLD OUT EVENTS SUCH AS CONCERTS OR ATHLETIC CONTESTS: THE CORNER OF
A TWENTY DOLLAR BILL IS CUT OFF AND CAREFULLY ATTACHED BY SOME SORT
OF GLUE TO THE CORNER OF A ONE DOLLAR BILL. THE CURENCY IS THEN
FOLDED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES SO THAT JUST THE CORNER SHOWING THE $20
IS EXPOSED. THIS "TWENTY" IS OFFERED TO THE TICKET TAKER WHO-BECAUSE
HE DOES NOT WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF-USUALLY POCKETS THE
BILL QUICKLY WITHOUT CAREFUL EXAMINATION. THE STUDENT THEN SCAMPERS
INTO THE STADIUM OR ARENA TO SEE THE SCHEDULED EVENT AT BARGAIN
PRICES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DISHONESTY ; EUPHEMISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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BELIEF ABOUT CLEFT IN CHIN

IF YOU HAVE A CLEFT IN YOUR CHIN-
YOU ARE HONEST, CLEAN CUT, AND ALL AMERICAN.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; CLEAN CUT ; HONESTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 02-20-1972

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; GOOD WISHES (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

I CAN'T THINK, TOO DUMB./ INSPIRATION WON'T COME.
CAN'T WRITE, BUM PEN,/ BUT GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB ; WISHES ; WRITER'S MODESTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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REMEDIES

TO REMOVE A STAR FROM THE EYE, USE ALAGA SYRUP DILUTED WITH WATER.

James Callow comment: WHEN THE COLLECTOR ASKED THE INFORMANT WHETHER A STAR WAS A STY,
THE INFORMANT SAID SHE ALWAYS KNEW A STY BY ONLY ONE NAME--
A STAR--AND THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE SHE KNEW IN MOBILE CALLED IT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; MOBILE

James Callow Keyword(s): STY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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It has been said that if you urinate in the middle of the
highway, you'll get a star (pimple) under you eye.

Submitter comment: Everytime I saw someone with a pimple under his/her eye I would
think about this old saying.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): Pimple

James Callow Keyword(s): Stye

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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PEOPLE WITH BLUE EYES ARE TRUE, PEOPLE WITH BROWN ARE NOT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY TRUTHFULNESS ; PERSONALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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An Unpleasant Surprise

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

There was a young engaged couple from a small town who had come home from a date one night. Nobody was home and the house was dark. On the table there was a note for the girl which said to close the basement windows. Seeing that noone was around, the young couple stripped down naked. The girl got on the boy's shoulders piggy-back and they started down the stairs. As they reached the last step all the lights went on - it was surprise bridal shower for the girl!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Boggs number [B600] has been crossed out and replaced with B646

Where learned: DURING A VISIT

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; Engagement ; HUMOR ; JOKES ; MARRIAGE ; Modesty ; Moral ; PARTY ; Prank ; SEX ; SURPRISE ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Romantic Realistic
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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

A good birth control device is a dime. You keep it between your legs, especially on a date and if you lose your virginity you can call your roomate.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P500] crossed out. Nothing written to replace it. Was located in a pile marked "To Be Classified."

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DATING ; Modesty ; Sexuality

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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Maxim

Early to Bed:

Early to Bed, early to rise,

makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Submitter comment:

Heard this when I was a child.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): Awake ; HEALTH ; Lifestyle ; Maxim ; SLEEP ; WEALTH ; WISDOM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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Proverb

Honesty is the best policy

Submitter comment:

As a youth

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): HONESTY ; Lesson ; Maxim ; POLICY ; POLICY ; PROVERB ; Reward

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Honesty is the best policy.

Submitter comment:

Learned from Parents

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HONESTY ; Maxim ; POLICY ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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