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Ethnic Joke: Polish

DID YOU HEAR WHO WON THE POLISH BEAUTY CONTEST? NOBODY.

Data entry tech comment:

updated by TRD on 12-2010

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

James Callow Keyword(s): UGLY UGLINESS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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EXPRESSIONS OF UGLINESS

HE IS AS UGLY AS: "AN OLD FENCE POST." "A MUD POST." "A HOMEMADE
FENCE." "HOMEMADE SIN."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SIMILE COMPARISON CONTRAST UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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PROVERB

SHE HAS A FACE THAT WOULD STOP AN EIGHT DAY CLOCK.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; CRUTCHFIELD

Keyword(s): UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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THE FACE

HIS FACE LOOKS LIKE THE SOUTH END (SIDE) OF A HORSE GOING NORTH.

Submitter comment: YOU CAN USE THIS RETORT ANYTIME SOMEONE IS BRAGGING OR PUTTING
SOMEONE ELSE DOWN AND YOU WANT HIM TO KNOW HE HAS NOTHING TO TALK
ABOUT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL COMPARISON ; EUPHEMISM FOR RUMP OF HORSE ; INSULT UGLINESS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-25-1971

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Ear ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Old Proverb:

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Submitter comment:

Informant's grandmother says this quite often.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Improvement ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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