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POLISH PROVERB

A CROW WILL NOT PLUCK ANOTHER CROW'S EYE.
KRUK KRUKOWI OKA NIE WYKOLE. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): "BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER" ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-25-1967

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PROVERB

A PER'SON WHO WANTS TO DO ANOTHERS TRADE IS LIKE SOMEONE
WHO PUTS SOUP INTO A BASKET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IN ITALIAN. SHE LEARNED IT FROM A FRIEND
IN ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD ; STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
DICK
DICK WHO?
DICK 'EM UP-I'M TONGUE TIED.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS BROTHER

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): NAME ; STICK @EM UP

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR: STICKY SITUATION

YOU'LL BE UP SALT RIVER FOR SURE.

Submitter comment: SAID BY NEIGHBOR, MRS. FLOYD SHRADER, IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY,
1945-1972 TO EXPRESS THAT SOMEONE WAS LOST, OR THAT THEY
COULDN'T GET OUT OF A PARTICULAR SITUATION WITHOUT A LOT OF
TROUBLE. SHE SAID THAT HENRY CLAY WENT UP SALT RIVER IN
KENTUCKY TO CAMPAIGN AND GOT LOST UP THERE AND COULDN'T FIND
HIS WAY OUT. MRS. SHRADER WAS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. BUT LIVED
IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE HER HUSBAND WAS WITH THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
IN THE GROUND WATER DIVISION.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Keyword(s): STICKY SITUATION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Bumper Sticker Wisdom

Don't Eat Yellow Snow!

Submitter comment:

I first saw this in Detroit in 1971 on the bumper of a car.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original BN [Z220] is crossed out, with the note Why Z220?  written next to it.

Submission Card located in pile marked To Be Classified

Keyword(s): Allusion ; Bumper Sticker ; SNOW ; URINE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Keyword(s): Language ; NAMES ; RETORT ; RHYME ; Sticks ; STONES ; TAUNT ; Tease ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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TREE BELIEF

THERE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF TREE, I DO NOT REMEMBER THE NAME,
THAT IS CALLED THE STICKER TREE BECAUSE IT HAS HUGE THORNS
AND IS THE SHAPE OF A CROSS, BECAUSE IT IS THE WOOD
OF WHICH THE CROSS OF CHRIST WAS MADE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): Botany ; Christ ; Cross ; Pricker ; Sticker ; SYMBOLISM ; Thorns ; Tree ; WOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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IF YOU LICK YOUR THUMB BEFORE YOU MAKE A SHOT IN POOL,
IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK WHILE SHOOTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Billiards ; Cue ; CUSTOM ; GAMES ; Lick ; Pool ; Stick ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES,
BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment:

REPLY TO A TAUNT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): BONES ; Defense ; poem ; Reverse Taunt ; RHYME ; SONG ; Sticks ; STONES ; TAUNT ; WORDS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- P870 P870.570

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MASH UP RED BERRIES FOR LIPSTICK AND PUT ON LIPS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Berries ; Lipstick ; Makeup

James Callow Keyword(s): ADORNMENT BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Color Design

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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