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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

DRINKING GREEN BEER IS ANOTHER TRADITIONAL CUSTOM. YOU DRINK THE
HEALTH OF IRELAND, GOD, AND YOUR FAMILY.

Where learned: HOME ; RELATIVES HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): DRINKING A TOAST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Color
SPEECH -- Formula

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WEDDING TOAST BELIEF

WHEN A BRIDE AND GROOM DRINK THEIR WEDDING TOAST, WHOEVER FINISHES
FIRST WILL RULE THE FAMILY.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): FIRST WEDDING TOAST

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: COLLECTOR'S CHILDHOOD

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ISN'T IT ODD THAT PEOPLE WILL GET SICK DRINKING TO THE HEALTH
OF OTHERS?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING, TOASTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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JOKE

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GIRL WHO WENT TO THE BEACH AND BAKED
HERSELF UNDER THE HOT SUN FOR SIX HOURS? SHE WANTED TO BE
THE TOAST OF THE TOWN.

James Callow Keyword(s): TOAST OF THE TOWN: CELEBRITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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HERE'S TO THE AMERICAN EAGLE- A BIRD OF FREEDOM THAT PERMITS
NO LIBERTIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TOAST

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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HERE'S TO A GOOD GIRL. NOT TOO GOOD, FOR THE GOOD DIE YOUNG,
AND WE DON'T LIKE DEAD ONES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TOAST

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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HOME DRINKING CUSTOM-IRISH

MAY YOU BE IN HEAVEN TWO HALF HOURS BEFORE THE DEVILS KNOW
YOU ARE DEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): TOAST

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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EVERYTHING COMES TO HIM WHO HUSTLES WHILE HE WAITS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TOAST

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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Toast

Na zdrowia (Polish Toast)

Translated = "To your health"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word [Toast] is written across the top of the card. Also written on the bottom, right hand corner of the card: [Your name and address go here on ALL cards.]

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ; GOOD FORTUNE ; HEALTH ; POLISH ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's mud in your eye!

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Coldwater

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; Eye ; MUD ; Social ; TOAST ; VISION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toasts

May your eyeballs never cease to stop rolling (Irish).

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Eyeballs ; Irish ; SARCASM ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May the sun never set on your anger. (Irish)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANGER ; ETHNIC ; Grudge ; Irish ; Social ; Sun ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Irish Drinking Toast:

May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you are dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; HELL ; Irish ; Jest ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you be in Heaven a half an hour before the Devil knows your dead.

Submitter comment:

Well Wish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Called a Toast by others.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TIME ; TOAST ; Well Wish

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Irish Toast:

Usually at weddings - "May you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil knows your dead."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

An Irish Toast:

may you be in Heaven a half hour b'fore th' Divil knows you're dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you be in heaven 1/2 an hour before the Devil discovers you've been dead and buried.

Submitter comment:

Her mother told her. Popular in Ireland.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Buried ; Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you get to heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you're dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Here's to your health, may it ever be so weak.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; DRINKING ; HEALTH ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

An Old Irish Toast:

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, and your sorrows as light as its foam.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; Foam ; Irish ; Ocean ; Salute ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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