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PROVERB

EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE A CHINESE COOK, A SPANISH MAID, A FRENCH
MISTRESS, AND A JAPANESE WIFE.

Submitter comment:

DR. DAMIN DOES NOT REMEMBER WHERE SHE HEARD THIS.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IDEALISM--WISHFUL THINKING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 01-00-1964

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CHINESE PROVERB

EVERYTHING IN THE PAST DIED YESTERDAY;
EVERYTHING IN THE FUTURE WAS BORN TODAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; WEST SENECA

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): IDEALISM ; INITIAL ITERATION ; OPTIMISM ; WISHFUL THINKING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RETORT ; SYMBOL ; THINK IT OVER

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

WOMEN HAVE SEVENTY-SEVEN THOUGHTS AT ONCE.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID THIS.
SEXIST COMMENT, ANTI-FEMINISM

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): THINKING

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.77
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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IN REFERENCE TO OPPORTUNITY: WHEN ONE DOOR
IS SHUT, ANOTHER OPENS.

Submitter comment: HE BELIEVES IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CYCLICAL THINKING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1970 ; 00-00-1985

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MY MOTHER ALWAYS TELLS ME THAT TO BE TOO HAPPY
MEANS THAT SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO YOU TO
BALANCE THE MEASURE. SO IF THINGS ARE GOING RIGHT,
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, BUT DON'T BE TOO VOCAL, OR
SOMETHING BAD IS SURE TO OCCUR!!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPENSATION CYCLICAL THINKING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-00-1985

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If yo tink yo bundle of dirty clothes too heavy, try
picking up yo neighbor's own.

Submitter comment: People always believe that they have the worst of everything
until they realize that other people have problems too.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): tink = think ; yo = you or your

James Callow Keyword(s): Advice -- Positive ; Metaphor: problems = bundle of clothes ; RELATIVITY ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1991

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Drunk man talk what he tink when he sober.

Submitter comment: A drunk person says what he's thinking when he's sober.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): tink = think

James Callow Keyword(s): INHIBITIONS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-00-1991

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AT A BABY SHOWER, IF THE BRIDE-TO-BE BREAKS A BOW ON A
GIFT, SHE WILL HAVE ONE BABY. IF SHE BREAKS TWO BOWS,
SHE WILL HAVE TWO BABIES; ETC.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): WEDDING OR BRIDAL SHOWER, I RATHER THINK.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TEN ACRES OF SAND AND A RED-HEADED WIFE
IS UAUALLY {SIC} THE END OF A PINHEAD'S LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): THINKS, PINHEAD MEANS DULL-WITTED.} ; {MEANING? COLLECTOR DOESN'T KNOW. PROBABLY, SHE

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

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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Saying

When someone says "I thought..." you say "You know what Mr. Thought did."

They probably will want to know what he did so you tell him: "He thought a razor blade was toilet paper and he cut his behind."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V501] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Taste??

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Answer ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; QUESTION ; razor ; RETORT ; Saying ; Think ; Thought ; Toilet Paper

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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