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THE SKUNKS

MAMA SKUNK WAS WORRIED BECAUSE SHE COULD NEVER KEEP TRACK OF HER TWO
KIDS. THEY WERE NAMED "IN" AND "OUT" AND WHEN "IN" WAS IN, "OUT" WAS
OUT. AND IF "IN" WAS OUT, "OUT" WAS IN. ONE DAY SHE CALLED "OUT"
AND TOLD HIM TO BRING "IN" IN. HE DID. "GOOD!" SAID MAMA SKUNK.
"HOW DID YOU FIND HIM IN SO SHORT A TIME?" "IT WAS EASY SAID
OUT, "INSTINCT!"

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): IN STINCT=INSTINCT ; IN STINKS

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THE SKUNKS

MAMA SKUNK WAS WORRIED BECAUSE SHE COULD NEVER KEEP TRACK OF HER TWO
KIDS. THEY WERE NAMED "IN" AND "OUT" AND WHEN "IN" WAS IN, "OUT" WAS
OUT. AND IF "IN" WAS OUT, "OUT" WAS IN. ONE DAY SHE CALLED "OUT"
AND TOLD HIM TO BRING "IN" IN. HE DID. "GOOD!" SAID MAMA SKUNK.
"HOW DID YOU FIND HIM IN SO SHORT A TIME?" "IT WAS EASY SAID
OUT, "INSTINCT!"

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): IN STINCT=INSTINCT IN STINKS

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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Proverb

On the third day the fish begins to stink.

Submitter comment:

For those houseguests who don't know when to leave.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B660] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Company ; FISH ; Houseguest ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Stink ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IF YOU MARRY IN PINK
YOUR LOVE WILL STINK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; LOVE ; Marry ; Pink ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Stink ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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