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WHAT DID THE RIGHT EYE SAY TO THE LEFT EYE? (THERE'S SOMETHING
BETWEEN US THAT SMELLS.)

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): NOSE ; PUN ON SMELLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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Ethnic Joke: Polish

WHAT DO YOU CALL FOUR-HUNDRED POLISH PARACHUTISTS? AIR-POLLUTION.

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Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

James Callow Keyword(s): SMELL BODY ODOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN FROM THE CITY,
WHO SAW A NICE BLACK AND WHITE KITTY
SAYING, "MICE LITTLE CAT,"
HE GAVE IT A PAT.
THEY BURIED HIS CLOTHES OUT OF PITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; EUPHEMISM: CAT FOR SKUNK ; FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR ; INDIRECTION ; RHYME: AABBA ; SMELLY CLOTHERS

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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THE $200 CORVET.

AS THE STORY GOES, THERE IS A CORVET FOR SALE FOR ONLY $200
THAT A MAN DIED IN, AND WAS NOT FOUND FOR TWO WEEKS. AFTER THE
BODY WAS REMOVED, THE SMELL COULD NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CAR NO
MATTER WHAT WAS DONE TO THE CAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DEATH CAR ; DECAYED SMELL.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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RIDDLE

WHAT SMELLS MOST IN A FLOWER SHOP?
-- YOUR NOSE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): TRANSATIVE AND INTRANSATIVE VERB "TO SMELL."

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1971

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Proverb

Old fisherman never die, they just smell that way.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; Fisherman ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Smell ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Proverb

Old fisherman never die, they just smell that way.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; FISH ; Fisherman ; Maxim ; Old ; PROVERB ; Smell ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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ROOSTER BELIEF

EARLY IN THE MORNING, BEFORE DAYLIGHT, YOU MAY SMELL SOMETHING
PECULIAR IN THE AIR. THIS IS THE SMELL OF JUDAS WHEN HE DIED BECAUSE
HE BETRAYED CHRIST WITH THE KISS IN EARLY MORNING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): Daylight ; JUDAS ; MORNING ; RELIGION ; Rooster ; Smell ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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FOLK DEODORANT

USE BAKING SODA AS A DEODORANT FOR UNDERARMS
AND FEET. USE BAKING SODA ON VOMIT TO ELIMINATE THE
UNPLEASANT ODOR.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Baking Soda ; Deodorant ; Domesticity ; Household ; HYGIENE ; Odor ; REMEDY ; Smell ; Tip ; TRICK ; Vomit

James Callow Keyword(s): SODIUM BICARBONATE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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