RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for TRANSPORTATION returned 24 results.

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

RIDDLE

Q: CHICKEN IN A CAR AND THE CAR WON'T GO.
A: THAT'S (THE) WAY TO SPELL CHICAGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

SMOKE

Q: WHAT GOES AROUND THE HOUSE AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY TRACKS?
A: SMOKE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; BUILDING (Q) ; BUILDING (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-02-1971

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: IF YOU WERE A BUS DRIVER, AND YOU PICKED UP THREE PEOPLE AT ONE
BUS STOP, AND EIGHT AT THE OTHER, HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE?
A: THE AUDIENCE'S AGE; IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUESTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): NUMBERS AND MEASUREMENTS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT VEHICLE CARRIES PEOPLE BUT DOESN T HAVE ANY WHEELS?
A: A MAN'S SHOULDERS.

Submitter comment: N.B. IN JAPAN FATHERS RIDE THEIR CHILDREN ON THEIR SHOULDERS SO
THAT THE TERM KATA GURUMA (SHOULDER CAR) WAS COINED.
INFORMANT LIVES IN ASHIYA, JAPAN, AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS
CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): PART OF THE BODY (A) ; PRIVATIONAL ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

View just this record

NOAH (RIDDLE)

Q: HOW MANY ANIMALS DID MOSES PUT ON HIS ARK DURING THE FLOOD?
A: MOSES DIDN'T HAVE AN ARK, NOAH DID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (Q) ; PERSONS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

Q: A PLANE WAS FLYING OVER THE BORDER LINE BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.
THE PASSENGERS WERE FROM MICHIGAN AND THE PLANE CRASHED ON THE BORDER
BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND OHIO. WHERE WOULD THE SURVIVORS BE BURIED?
A: SURVIVORS DON'T GET BURIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSONS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS A SLEEPING BULL CALLED?
A: A BULLDOZER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANIMALS (Q) ; LITERAL ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

View just this record

TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT S BIG AND YELLOW AND FULL OF KIDS?
A: A SCHOOLBUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (Q) COLORS ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHY IS A NEW BRIDE LIKE A RAILROAD?
A: BECAUSE SHE, TOO HAS A TRAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; PERSONS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-22-1968

View just this record

THOUGHT TEASER (RIDDLE)

Q: IF AN ELECTRIC TRAIN WERE GOING DUE NORTH AT A SPEED OF 100 M.P.H.
AND THE WIND WAS BLOWING IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AT 60 M.P.H.,
IN WHICH DIRECTION WOULD THE SMOKE BE BLOWING?
A: IN NO DIRECTION? ELECTRIC TRAINS DON'T HAVE SMOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENONMENA (Q) ; NUMBERS ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1964

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS FOUR WHEELS AND FLIES?
A: A GARBAGE TRUCK.

Data entry tech comment: 5 OTHER EXAMPLES IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSECTS (Q) ; LITERAL ; TRANSPORTATION (A) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1955

View just this record

MILKRUNNER - A LITERAL RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE HORN, GIVES MILK, AND RUNS UP AND DOWN THE STREET?
A: A MILK TRUCK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; LITERAL ; PARTICULAR AREA (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 11-10-1968

View just this record

MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: DU DIEGA, DU VEJA. - TWO RUN, TWO FOLLOW.
A: RATAI - WHEELS ON A WAGON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL ; NUMBERS (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-31-1968

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHEN DOES A BOAT SHOW AFFECTION?
A: WHEN IT HUGS THE SHORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AN ACTION (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-25-1968

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHY IS A RAILROAD ENGINE LIKE THE FAMILY WASH?
A: BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM GO ON A LINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHES (Q) ; HARDWARE (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

View just this record

Language: Games

Q: I STAND ALONE UPON A ROCK/ THE ANGRY WAVES I DAILY MOCK/
THE SHIPS THAT PASS ME IN (THE) NIGHT/ ARE SAFELY GUIDED BY MY LIGHT
A: A LIGHTHOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING ; GAME ; Guide ; Language ; LIGHT ; Lighthouse ; Night ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Rock ; Ship ; TRANSPORTATION ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1967

View just this record

Q: RAILROAD CROSSING, LOOK OUT FOR CARS,
CAN YOU SPELL IT WITHOUT ANY R'S?
A: IT IS SPELLED I - T.

Submitter comment: A VERY TRADITIONAL CHILDHOOD RIDDLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; COMMUNICATIONS AND ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

View just this record

LAKE, STREET, HIGHWAY

Q: WHAT IS A LAKE WITHOUT WATER?/ WHAT IS A STREET WITHOUT HOUSES?/
WHAT IS A HIGHWAY WITHOUT CARS?
A: MAP

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER IN GRAND RAPIDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 07-00-1964

View just this record

TRICKY TALK

Q: RAILROAD CROSSING, LOOK OUT FOR THE CARS.
CAN YOU SPELL THAT WITHOUT ANY R'S?
A: T-H-A-T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH ; VERSE RIDDLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

View just this record

WHO AM I? RIDDLE

Q: I SQUEEZE/ THROUGH THE TINIEST CRACK./ I RACE/ LIKE A TRAIN ON
A TRACK./ I WHISTLE AND ROAR/ AND RATTLE THE DOOR./ AND AS SOON AS
I GO/ I AM BACK./ WHO AM I?
A: THE WIND.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS ACTIVITY BOOK IN THE ATTIC.
FROM: "LOTS OF THINGS TO DO"
(AKRON, OHIO: THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO., 1951) THE PAGES ARE
NOT NUMBERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; NATURAL ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 08-00-1964

View just this record

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.