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INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO., DEARBORN
MICHIGAN AND HE TOLD THESE ITALIAN SALUTATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
"DIO TI BENEDICI"-MAY GOD BLESS ALL YOUR YEARS-BIRTHDAY
"BUON NATALE"-MERRY CHRISTMAS
"BUON CAPO D'ANNO- HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-30-1971

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INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO.,DEARBORN,
MICHIGAN AND TOLD THESE HUNGARIAN SALUTATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
(BOLDOG) KARA' CSONY- HAPPY CHRISTMAS
HUSVET (KELLEMES)- PLEASANT EASTER
UJ-EV (BOLDOG)- HAPPY NEW YEAR
ISTEN ELTESSEN OR ELTESSE- GOD BE WITH YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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THE GERMAN-AUSTRIANS SAY "GRUSZ GOTT" (WHICH LETERALLY MEANS
"GREET GOD") BEFORE THEY ENTER A MINE TO WORK, FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BRIGGS 338

Keyword(s): SALUTATIONS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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Salutation

Yours till the ocean wears rubber pants to keep its bottom dry.

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Leave-Talking?

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Farewell ; Ocean ; Pants ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Rubber ; Salutation ; Signature ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Salutations:

Say when you answer the telephone:

"City Morgue...you stab 'em, we slab 'em."

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Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GAME ; GREETING ; Language ; Morgue ; RHYME ; Salutation ; Slab ; Stab ; TELEPHONE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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