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IF YOU GET A HOLE IN YOUR LEFT SOCK BEFORE YOU GET
ONE IN YOUR RIGHT SOCK, YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME
MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): STOCKING

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHY DOESN'T SWEDEN EXPORT CATTLE?
BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO KEEP HER STOCKHOLM}

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: CATTLE ; CONUNDRUM

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON STOCK HOME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Ethnic Joke: Misc.

One fellow advising another to buy Fisher Price Toy MFG.Co. stock, because they were planning to marker a new item that was expected to go great. It was a boxed jigsaw puzzle made expressly for (Poles, or Italians, or Irish, etc.) with instructions which would eliminate any confusion by saying "open either end."

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James Callow comment:

Submission located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; Collection

Keyword(s): BUSINESS ; Entertainments ; ETHNIC ; GAMES ; Investment ; Italian ; Jewish ; Mockery ; POLISH ; RIDICULE ; Stereotype ; Stock

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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WART CURES:
RUB IT WITH A KILLED CAT AND BURY THE CAT IN A BLACK
STOCKING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; Bury ; CAT ; CURE ; Dead ; Kill ; STOCKING ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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