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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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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

YOU MAY SIT ON MY LAP
BUT I PITY YOU IF YOU MARRY A JAP.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; ETHNIC SLUR ; MARRIAGE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Cynical insight
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.400
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Date learned: 10-02-1971 ; 00001929-1933

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Ethnic Joke: Italian

Two old friends are at an airport, watching theplanes land and take off. Suddenly, one says to the other, "Hey! I bet you $25.00 that the Pope is aboard that plane!" The other guy, thinking that he has a safe bet says "you're on!" They watch the plane land, and sure enough, the red carpet rolls out to meet the plane and the Pope walks out! Later, as they guy pays off his debt, he asks, "How in the world did you know that the Pope would be on board?" "Simple," replied the other. "The plane was marked T.W.A., and as we all know, that means Top Wop Aboard!"

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Submission Card located in pile marked To Be Classified.

Italian, Ethnic

Where learned: DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): AIRPLANES ; Airport ; Bet ; DEROGATORY ; DEROGATORY TERM=WOP (FOR ITALIAN) ; ETHNIC JOKE ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Gamble ; JOKE ; Pope ; Stereotype

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C566
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Ethnic Joke: Black

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Ethnic (Black) Joke

5 Men are on the moon. Because of rocket engine trouble, only 4 can come back to Earth. The captain of the ship proposes a question to be asked to each of the men. If they answer correctly, they return to Earth. If not, they will be left there. He asks the first: "What was the worst sea-going accident of all time?" The crew man replies"The sinking of the Titanic." "Good!" the captain replies. "You have a place with me on the ship." He comes to the second crewman and asks, "how many people died on that ship?" The crew man answers "about 1100 people, sir." "Good!" The captain says. "You have a place on the ship with me." He comes to the third crewman and says "allright nigger, name 'em!"

(Obviously, he didn't make it...)

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The word Negro is written in the top left hand corner of the submission card.

Submission card was located in a pile labeled To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): DEROGATORY ; DEROGATORY SLANG ; Distasteful Jokes ; ETHNIC JOKE ; ETHNIC SLUR ; MOON ; NEGRO ; NIGGER ; RACISM ; Stereotype ; Titanic

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C566
RIDDLE -- W566
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Toast

Ireland was Ireland when England was a pup,
And Ireland was Ireland when England had grown up.
and I'm an Irish Catholic and I go to early mass,
And if the lousy Limeys don't like it
They can kiss me bloomin' arse.

Submitter comment:

He heard it from an Irish Friend

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Catholic ; Culture ; England ; ETHNIC ; Ethnicity ; IRELAND ; Irish ; Limey ; Mass ; Slur ; TOAST

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

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Joke

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Doll Joke:

Negro Doll: Wind it up and it moves into your neighborhood.

Submitter comment:

From his friend, Brian.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Doll ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Neighborhood ; RACISM ; Racist ; Slur ; Tasteless ; Wind-up

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A CPA?
A JEW THAT CAN'T STAND THE SIGHT OF BLOOD AND STAMMERS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): CPA: Racism ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:HOW DOES A POLE SCRATCH HIS ELBOW?
A: (NON-VERBAL)-SCRATCH TABLE AND PLACE ELBOW ON PART OF TABLE SCRATCHED.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; POLISH ; SCRATCH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 03-00-1972

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Q:HOW CAN YOU TELL THE BRIDE FROM THE GROOM AT A POLISH
WEDDING?
A:SHE IS THE ONE WITH HER ARMPITS BRAIDED OR A CLEAN
T-SHIRT.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

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RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO BREAK A POLLACK'S FINGER?
HIT HIM IN THE NOSE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HOW DO THEY TAKE A CENSUS IN ISREAL?
THEY ROLL A NICKEL DOWN THE STREET.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Census ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Israel ; Israeli

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RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHY DID THE POLES GET MARRIED IN THE BATHTUB?
THEY WANTED A DOUBLE RING CEREMONY.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Bathtub ; ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; MARRIAGE ; POLISH ; RING ; WEDDING

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RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HOLD UP HANDS AS IF SURRENDERING-WHAT'S THIS?
AN ITALIAN PREPARING FOR WORLD WAR III.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; Surrender ; WORLD WAR II

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HOW MANY GEARS DOES AN ITALIAN TANK HAVE?
FIVE, FOUR REVERSE AND ONE FORWARD IN CASE OF ATTACK FROM
THE REAR.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; JOKE ; Tank ; WAR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT DOES A PIZZA SOUND LIKE WHEN IT HITS AGAINST THE WALL?
A:WOP!

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; JOKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHAT CONSTITUTES A POLISH FUNERAL?
TEN GARBAGE TRUCKS WITH THEIR LIGHTS ON.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Funeral ; Garbage Truck ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q;WHAT IS A POLISH VACATION?
A:SITTING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S FRONT STEPS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH ; Vacation

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- CUSTOM FESTIVAL
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT DID MR. & MRS. MINK GIVE EACH OTHER FOR CHRISTMAS?
A:A FULL LENGTH JEW.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ; CHRISTMAS ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Fur ; GERMAN ; HOLOCAUST ; Jewish ; JOKE ; Mink

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF GROSS IGNORANCE?
A:ONE-HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR POLLACKS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; IGNORANCE ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT ARE THE THREE SHORTEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN?
A:JEWISH BUSINESS ETHICS, ITALIAN WAR HEROES, AND THE POLISH
MIND.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; Jewish ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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