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Trick

Trick:

A trickster points at your tie or shirt and asks, "what's that?"

When you look down at your tie to see what's there he raises his finger and drags his finger up over your face.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): JOKE ; Prank ; Tease ; TRICK ; TRICKSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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Trick

Trick:

A tricky person will point at a button on your clothing and ask "Do you want that?" If you say "yes," then he rips it off and gives it to you. If you are unfortunate enough to say "no," he rips it off and throws it away.

Submitter comment:

Be careful who you pull this trick on. He should not be Dick the Bruiser.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BULLY ; Button ; CLOTHING ; JOKE ; Prank ; Tease ; TRICK ; TRICKSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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Trick

Cooties:

You used to put an "X" on your hand or something. That was your cootie shot. One girl was designated as having cooties and if she touched you, you passed it on to somebody else. Or else if you didn't have the "X" you'd get it."

Submitter comment:

Informant recalls this as being practices often while attending grade school.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): GAME ; gender ; Prank ; SCHOOL ; Tease ; TRICK ; TRICKSTER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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Retort

Get a Horse!

-Said to anyone driving too slow.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; HORSE ; RETORT ; SPEED ; Tease

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Riddle

What's black and white and red all over?

Variations of answers:

1) Newspaper
2) Skunk with a diaper rash
3) Penguin with a sunburn
4) Blushing zebra

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; Blush ; Brain Teaser ; COLOR ; Diaper Rash ; JOKE ; NEWSPAPER ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Red ; RIDDLE ; SKUNK ; Sunburn ; White ; WORDPLAY ; Zebra

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Retort

Is that a water proof shirt you have on?

No, Why?

That's a pisser of a tie you've got on.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Taste?

Keyword(s): INSULT ; Language ; Pisser ; RETORT ; Shirt ; SLANG ; Tease ; Tie ; Waterproof

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Keyword(s): Language ; NAMES ; RETORT ; RHYME ; Sticks ; STONES ; TAUNT ; Tease ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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TOUGH TILLY---MEANS A COWARD OR CRYBABY (USED IN
TAUNTING MANNER).

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Cry Baby ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TAUNT ; Tease ; Tough

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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