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Q:WHY DID THE POLE LOSE HIS JOB AS AN ELEVATOR OPERATOR?
A:HE COULDN'T LEARN THE ROUTE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

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

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Q:WHY DO JEWS HAVE BIG NOSES?
A:AIR IS FREE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE

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

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A:WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A NEGRO WITH A JEW?
B:A JANITOR, BUT HE OWNS THE BUILDING!

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Stereotype

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

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WHAT IS THE ITALIAN METHOD OF PLAYING CHESS?
SET UP THE PIECES FACING THE EDGE OF THE BOARD SO THAT
THEY CAN RETREAT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Chess ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; JOKE

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

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A POLLACK WITH A NEGRO?
A RETARDED JANITOR

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Janitor ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; POLISH

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

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WHY DO POLLACKS PAINT THEIR GARBAGE CANS TURQUOISE AND
ORANGE?
SO THEY FEEL LIKE THEIR EATING AT HOWARD JOHNSON'S.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Ethnic Slurs ; GARBAGE ; Howard Johnson ; JOKE ; POLISH ; Restaurant ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 02-00-1972

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WHY DOES IT TAKE TWO POLACKS TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC?
ONE TO SWIM AND ONE TO WALK ON THE SLIME.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Atlantic ; ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; Ocean ; POLISH

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

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HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN YOUR DRIVING THROUGH A POLISH
NEIGHBORHOOD?
THE TOILET PAPER IS ON THE CLOTHSLINE DRYING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; Neighborhood ; POLISH ; Toilet Paper

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

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WHAT DO YOU CALL FOUR POLACK GIRLS IN A MUD PUDDLE?
THE BAY OF PIGS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bay of Pigs ; ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

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

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WHAT DID THE POLACK THINK AN IRISH JIG WAS?
ELLA FITZGERALD

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Ella Fitzgerald ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Irish ; Jig ; POLISH

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

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WHY DO POLACKS MAKE THE WEDDING CAKE OUT OF GARBAGE?
TO KEEP THE FLIES OFF THE BRIDE

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bride ; Cake ; Ethnic Slurs ; JOKE ; POLISH ; WEDDING

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

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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO BREAK A POLE'S NECK?
SLAM DOWN THE TOILET SEAT

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

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

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THERE ONCE WAS A POLE SO LAZY HE MARRIED A PREGNANT WOMAN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; LAZY ; POLISH ; PREGNANT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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SPOOK---MEANS ANYONE WHO IS BLACKER THAN YOU.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Black ; COLOR ; Derisive ; ETHNIC ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slur

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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AARDVARK---MEANS A WHITE PERSON DEEMED ACCEPTABLE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): COLOR ; RACE ; SLANG ; Slur ; White

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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MILITARY DOUBLE-TIME DRILL CHANT

I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER.
I WANT TO GO TO VIETNAM.
I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
SO I CAN KILL ME A CHARLIE CONG. MM
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
UP THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
DOWN THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
OVER THE HILL (ETC.).

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; Cadence ; CHANT ; March ; Marching ; MILITARY ; Slur

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 10-00-1970

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

EENIE MEENIE MINIE MOE CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TOE IF HE HOLLERS
LET HIM GO, EENIE MEENIE MINIE MOE.

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THE CHILDREN SIT IN A CIRCLE AND THE CALLER TOUCHES ONE FOOT
FOR EACH WORD HE SAYS. THE LAST PERSON TOUCHED WITHDRAWS HIS
FOOT. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL ONLY ONE PERSON IS LEFT. HE THEN IS IT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): Rhyme, Game, Slur,

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
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Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK ETYMOLOGY: SHYSTER

THIS WORD IS THE CURRENT NAME OF AN UNSCRUPULOUS LAWYER. A
GERMAN LAWYER OF NEW YORK ONCE APPLIED FOR A WARRANT FOR A
CLIENT WHO HAD SLANDERED HIM BY CALLING HIM A VULGAR NAME
WHICH, AS PRONOUNCED BY THE LAWYER, SOUNDED LIKE SHYSTER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Anti-Semitic ; ETYMOLOGY ; INSULT ; Jewish ; Origin ; Slur

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
SPEECH -- S478

Date learned: 11-29-1969

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COLLEGE JOKE

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PANTY RAIDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT
CAMPUS BECAUSE THE CO-EDS DON'T WEAR ANY UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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