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POLISH JOKE

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE POLISH ATHLETE WHO WON A GOLD MEDAL AT THE
OLYMPICS SO HE WENT OUT AND HAD IT BRONZED?

James Callow comment:

IN EARLY 1980 THE PRICE OF GOLD WAS SKYROCKETING, REACHING ALL-TIME
HIGHS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): IT'S ALSO FALLEN, IN AN UNSTABLE MARKET.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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Saying

Telephone Answer:

"Riedy's Morgue, You stab 'em, we slab 'em!"

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Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Answer ; Morgue ; Morgue ; Saying ; Slab ; Stab ; TELEPHONE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Telephone Answer:

"Ring...."

"City Morgue, you stab 'em, we slab 'em." (sic)

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Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Keyword(s): Answer ; JOKE ; Language ; Morgue ; RHYME ; Slab ; Stab ; TELEPHONE

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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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Saying

Format for answering telephone:

"Barker's Morgue, you stab 'em, we slab 'em."

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Where learned: WORK

Keyword(s): JOKE ; Morgue ; Saying ; Slab ; Stab ; TELEPHONE ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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WHILE PREGNANT, THE RESPONDENT ATTENDED A MAN WHO HAD
BEEN STABBED. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, THE CHILD HAD
BLOOD COLORED SPOTS ON HER CHEST.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; BLOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches ; Stabbed ; Tend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-23-1973

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