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GRANDPA REMEMBERS WHEN HIS MOTHER USED TO CUT PAPER SQUARES,
ABOUT 8 INCHES BY 8 INCHES EXACT. THIS WAS AFTER THE SUNDAY
PAPERS HAD BEEEN READ. AFTER JUDGING THE PILE SHE SAID, "SON
ATTACH THIS PILE TO THE PEG IN THE OUTHOUSE."

Submitter comment: THESE PAPERS WERE USED AS TOILET PAPER.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTIONAL SHIFT: NEWSPAPERS CONVERTED INTO TOILET PAPER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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Prank

TeePee-ing Houses:

A group of people go to a house late at night and throw toilet paper up into the trees, decorate the shrubbery and generally create a real mess.

Submitter comment:

This was done to my house by a group of friends who had attended Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, MI. It was done in May of 1968. It seems that this was not an uncommon practice for them to do to their friends.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): Amusement ; CUSTOM ; Diversion ; Entertainment ; JOKE ; PRACTICAL JOKE ; Prank ; Shrubbery ; Toilet Paper

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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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."

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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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HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN YOUR DRIVING THROUGH A POLISH
NEIGHBORHOOD?
THE TOILET PAPER IS ON THE CLOTHSLINE DRYING.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; Neighborhood ; POLISH ; Toilet Paper

Subject headings: --
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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