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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN ENGINE SMOKES AND PUFFS BUT DOESN'T CHEW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PLAY ON WORDS AND PERSONIFIES AN ENGINE.
I HEARD IT A LONG TIME AGO AT A PARTY. THIS IS USED AS A RETORT
RATHER THAN A RIDDLE. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS, I KNOW OF AN ENGINE
THAT SMOKES...

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PUN ; TOBACCO

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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EARACHE

WHEN THE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY HAD EARACHES, THEIR FATHER WOULD BLOW
CIGAR SMOKE IN THEIR EARS TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITAS CONVENT

Keyword(s): TOBACCO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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CURE FOR EARACHE

PLACE A HANDKERCHIEF OVER THE EAR AND BLOW PIPE SMOKE INTO THE EAR.
THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO RELIEVE SOME OF THE PAIN.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT'S GRANDFATHER USED THIS AS A HOME REMEDY ALTHOUGH
IT OFTEN WAS OF NO HELP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RAGA

Keyword(s): TOBACCO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-24-1971

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EARACHE

IF YOU HAVE AN EARACHE, FIND SOMEONE WHO SMOKES A CIGAR, AND HAVE HIM
BLOW THE SMOKE IN YOUR EAR. THE SMOKE WILL GO IN ONE EAR AND THE
INFECTION WILL BE BLOWN OUT THROUGH THE OTHER EAR.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): IMITATIVE MAGIC ; TOBACCO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 02-26-1972

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3, 6, 9- THE GOOSE DRANK WINE, THE MONKEY
SHOOT TABACC0 ON THE STREET CAR LINE,
THE LINE BROKE, THE MONKEY GOT CHOKED
AND THEY ALL WENT TO HEAVEN IN A LITTLE
ROW BOAT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; RIDING IN A CAR

James Callow Keyword(s): TOBACCO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse

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EARACHE CURE:
TOBACCO SMOKE PUFFED INTO THE EAR

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CURE ; Earache ; REMEDY ; Smoke ; TOBACCO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT IS SPRINKLING RAIN GOD IS CHEWING TOBACCO AGAIN.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Chew ; EUPHEMISM ; God ; Language ; PROVERB ; Raining ; SPEECH ; TOBACCO ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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