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Retort

When someone blows their horn during a traffic jam, one can answer "blow your nose, you'll get more out of it!"

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Small grammatical corrections.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; Chatham

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; Car ; COMEBACK ; Horn ; INSULT ; NOSE ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Traffic ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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NUNS PRAY TO ST. PATRICK

WHEN NUNS ARE DRIVING IN A CAR AND WANT TO GET SOMEWHERE IN
A HURRY, THEY PRAY TO ST. PATRICK SO THAT HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO CHANGE
ALL THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS GREEN

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THIS IS PRACTICED BY THE INFORMANT'S DAUGHTER, WHO IS A NUN,
AND SAID THIS IS A COMMON PRACTICE AMONG NUNS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Nuns ; Patron ; Saint ; Saint Patrick ; Saint Patrick ; Traffic

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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