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PEOPLE WITH BLUE EYES ARE TRUE, PEOPLE WITH BROWN ARE NOT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HONESTY TRUTHFULNESS ; PERSONALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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THE NOW WAY

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Submitter comment: THAT'S THE WAY THE "INVOLVED" PORTION OF THE YOUNGER
GENERATION WANTS TO HEAR IT. USED AS A SLOGAN IN
VARIOUS DEMONSTRATIONS.

Keyword(s): TRUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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SOMETIMES THERE IS A PERSON IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE
THAT IS TELLING EXTRA-BULL STORIES. A GESTURE USED
TO SHOW THIS IS: MAKING A SHOVELING MOTION--THAT
THE BULL IS GETTING PRETTY DEEP.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): BULL=UNTRUTH, LIE ; DISBELIEF

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Derision Scorn

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Retort

Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Lies ; Questions ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TRUTH ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

There's many a slip between the cup and the lip.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cup ; DRINKING ; Lip ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; SLIP ; TRUTH ; VERSE

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

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Proverb

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cup ; DRINKING ; Lip ; Maxim ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; SLIP ; TRUTH ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Verse

Album Verse:

Truth is such a precious thing

We should all conserve in it's use.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; AUTOGRAPH ; Signature ; TRUTH ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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