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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BEN HUR
BEN HUR WHO ?
BEN HUR AN HOUR WAITING FOR YOU TO COME.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): BOOK TITLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
MAJOR
MAJOR WHO?
MAJOR COME DOWNSTAIRS, DIDN'T I?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): MILITARY TITLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
DON AMECHE
DON AMECHE WHO?
I'LL BE DON AMECHE ( DOWN TO MEET YA ) IN THE CAB HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MOVIE PERSONALITY ; SONG TITLE: DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
WENDY
WENDY WHO?
WENDY MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN.

Submitter comment: AT SOME PARTY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): NAME ; SONG TITLE: WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
DOMINO
DOMINO WHO?
DOMINO THING IF YA AIN'T GOT THAT SWING.

Submitter comment: AT SOME PARTY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): SONG TITLE: IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF YOU AIN'T GOT THAT SWING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
GRETTA
GRETTA WHO?
GRETTA LONG LITTLE DOGGIE-GRETTA LONG

Submitter comment: GEORGETOWN U. FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): COWBOY SONG ; NAME ; TITLE OR LINE FROM SONG: GET ALONG LITTLE DOGGIES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S YELLOW AND LIES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
MOBY THE BANANA.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Keyword(s): COLOR ; LITERATURE BOOK TITLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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GAME

THE OBJECT OF THIS THINKING GAME IS TO GUESS WHY TILLY WILLIS
LIKES CERTAIN THINGS AND NOT OTHERS. THE PERSON WHO IS EXPLAINING
THE GAME BEGINS BY SAYING, TILLY WILLIS IS ODD AND QUEER BUT NOT
PECULISR. SHE LOVES APPLES BUT HATES PEACHES.
SHE LOVES GREEN BUT SHE HATES RED. THE PERSON CONTINUES TO
GIVE LOVE AND HATE EXAMPLES UNTIL ONE OF THE PLAYERS
RESPONDS WITH WHAT HE THINKS TILLY WILLIS LOVES OR HATES.
THE CLUE TO THE GAME IS IN THE OPENING LINE.
TILLY WILLIS ODD AND QUEER ARE ALL WORDS CONTAINING DOUBLE LETTERS.
THE PLAYER WHO GUESSES THAT TILLY LOVES EVERYTHING
SPELLED WITH A DOUBLE LETTER, IS THE WINNER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): ALTERNATE TITLE: THE QUEEN ; SPELLING

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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GRAFFITI

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

YELLOW RIVER BY I PEE DAILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ; SCATOLOGICAL BOOK TITLE ; SLANG FOR URINATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001977

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UNDER THE SHEETS

A PERSON IS ASKED TO NAME HIS FAVORITE SONGS, BUT
TO ADD TO THEM THE PHRASE "UNDER THE SHEETS,"
THUS CREATING A DIFFERENT MEANING TO THE TITLE,
AND THEREFORE PROVIDING HUMOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): NAMING GAME ; TITLES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SAYING

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY TODAY... EVEN IF IT'S YOURSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CAR SIGN

James Callow Keyword(s): SONG TITLE: MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Parody on a Proper Name

Sister Edith Kathleen was discussing current novels one day in our English class when she asked "Have you heard the latest book, 'Catch Her in the Raw? (A parody on the book Cathcher in the Rye)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S580] crossed out. Nothing written in place.

Submission card located in pile labeled To Be Classified.

Where learned: CLASS

Keyword(s): BOOK TITLE ; Classroom ; CLASSROOM HUMOR ; EDUCATION ; LITERATURE ; PARODY ; PUN ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing
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Language

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

In this genre the fanciful name of the author in combination with the supposed title of the book produces a verbal irony, the import of which is most often obscene or scatalogical.

The Tiger's Revenge - Claude Balls

Hole in the Mattress - Mr. Completely

Hawaiian Romance - Komona Wanna Laiya

Russian Pastime - Ivben Jackinoff

Seventeenth Century England had something like title-author jokes. They were fake book lists with authors who were real people whom the crown was harrassing supposedly speaking on long winded topics.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; Title Author Jokes Now and Long Ago

Keyword(s): Author ; BOOK ; Fictional ; HUMOR ; OBSCENE ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; SCATOLOGICAL ; Title

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
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