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IF I USED THE NAME OF GOD IN VAIN, THEN GOD WOULD STRIKE
ME DEAD.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY ; NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

James Callow Keyword(s): CURSING ; SWEARING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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Tongue Twister:

I'm not a fig plucker, nor a fig pluckers son, but I'll pluck figs till a fig plucker comes.

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Said as fast as possible and repeated until subject is thoroughly confused.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The words Taste? and Verse? are written across the top of the card. The word Verse?  is then crossed out.

Keyword(s): Fig ; GAME ; Language ; Pig ; RHYME ; Swear ; SWEARING ; TONGUE TWISTER

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