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Belief: Animal

How to catch a Monkey:

The way to catch a monkey is to take a cocnut and druill a hole with a one inch diameter into it. Hollow out the coconut and fill it with nuts, and place it in a tree. A monkey will come and stick his hand in the hold to grab the nuts because of his greed. In fact, even when the monkey is caught, the coconut will have to be cracked from around the monkey's hand.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bait ; CATCH ; Coconut ; FOOD ; Monkey ; NUTS ; Primate ; Trap ; TRICK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

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From - Uncertain.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; FLIES ; HONEY ; KINDNESS ; Malice ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Vinegar catches no flies.

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Proverbial Metaphor

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; FLIES ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Even a fish wouldn't get caught if he kept his mouth closed.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V500] crossed out. Replaced With current classification.

Where learned: IRELAND ; BELFAST

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; FISH ; Maxim ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can catch more flies with a spoonful of sugar than a whole dish of vinegar.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Repalcedw tih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; Dish ; FLIES ; HONEY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Spoon ; Trap ; VERSE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.

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Informant heard this from his grandmother

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A closed mouth catches no flies.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CATCH ; FLIES ; Maxim ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Language

To spell separate, remember "caught in a trap by a rat" that way, you'll not replace "a" with "e".

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Keyword(s): Language ; Mnemonics ; rat ; Separate ; SPELLING ; Trap ; Vocabulary

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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