RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for Utensil returned 23 results.

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

MIZSLE = LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: MAZAS PUODELIS, SKANI KOSELE - A SMALL POT, TASTY PORRIDGE.
A: A NUT. (RIESUTAS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; METAPHORICAL ; UTENSILS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-08-1968

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS A MOUTH AND A FORK BUT NEVER EATS?
A: A RIVER.

Submitter comment: I WAS ASKED THIS RIDDLE DURING THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1965

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, DEEP AS A CUP, AND IN THE MIDDLE IT GOES
FLIPPETY-FLOP.
A: A CHURN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; EATABLES (Q) ; LITERAL ; UTENSILS (A) ; UTENSILS (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 09-16-1969

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S ROUND AS THE FULL MOON, BLACK AS THE NIGHT AND HAS A TAIL?
A: A FRYING PAN.

Submitter comment: UPON ASKING A FRIEND, MISS ROSE VARIEUR, WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR,
SHE ASKED THE ABOVE RIDDLE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S BLACK AS A COON, ROUND AS THE MOON, AND HAS A TAIL ON IT?
A: A CAST IRON FRYING PAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-18-1969

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BREAD THAT IS BLACK AND HARD IS IT THAT YOU CAN T EAT?
A: FRYING PAN.

Submitter comment: N.B. THE ABOVE IS A PLAY ON WORDS. THE JAPANESE HAVE TAKEN THE
ENGLISH, FRYING PAN, INTO THEIR LANGUAGE BUT PRONOUNCE
IT "FURAIPAN.".
PAN IS ALSO THE JAPANESE WORD FROM THE FRENCH FOR BREAD. IN THIS
RIDDLE THE FRYING PAN (FURAIPAN) IS USED AS BREAD PAN.
INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): EATABLES (Q) ; STATE OF BEING (Q) COLOR ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: A LOVELY YOUNG GIRL WHOM ALL KISS ON HER MOUTH.
A: A GLASS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: FIVE MAN CARRYING A SINGLE TIMBER.
A: A SPOON.

Submitter comment: THE FIVE MEN ARE THE FIVE FINGERS.
TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) WOOD ; PERSONS (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT BEGINS WITH A T, ENDS WITH A T, AND IS FULL OF T?
A: A TEAPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (Q) ; LITERAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS FULL OF EYES BUT HAS ONLY ONE MOUTH?
A: A ZARU. - A SPECIAL TYPE OF BAMBOO BASKET WHICH IS LOOSELY WOVEN
TO ALLOW WATER TO PASS THROUGH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): METAPHORICAL ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, THIN AS A KNIFE;/ ANSWER THIS RIDDLE AND I'LL
BE YOUR WIFE.
A: A DIME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIEND IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): EATABLE (Q) ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Proposal

Date learned: 11-25-1967

View just this record

TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A HOUSEFUL, A HOLE FULL; YOU CANNOT CATCH A BOWLFULL.
A: SMOKE

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; NATURAL ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-12-1965

View just this record

TRUE RIDDLE

Q: A HOUSEFUL, A SPOONFUL,/ YOU CAN'T CATCH A SPOONFUL.
A: SMOKE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVES SHE HEARD IT FROM HER SON WHEN HE WAS ATTENDING
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. SHE ALSO REMEMBERS
IT BEING REPEATED BY A CUB SCOUT WHILE SHE WAS DEN MOTHER ABOUT
1956.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; BUILDINGS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (A) ; UTENSILS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ROOMFUL?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 10-20-1971

View just this record

RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS A MOON,/ BLACK AS A COON,/ AND IT HAS A HANDLE -/ WHAT
IS IT?
A: A FRYING PAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS (Q) ; NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; UTENSILS (A)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 11-10-1968

View just this record

POT AND KETTLE EXPRESSION

THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
IN A CASE WHERE ONE PERSON WHO CAN BE TERMED EQUALLY AS
CARELESS, STUBBORN, ETC. CALLS ANOTHER SUCH, IT CAN BE A CASE OF
THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION--I WONDER?--F. M. PAULSEN ; PERSONIFICATION

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; COOKING UTENSIL ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1969

View just this record

THE POT FIGHTS WITH THE KETTLE BUT THEYRE BOTH BLACK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; COOKING UTENSIL ; HOSTILITY ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1971

View just this record

THE POT MEETS ITS OWN COVER

THE POT ROLLED AND ROLLED UNTIL IT MET ITS OWN COVER.
IT IS SAID WHEN TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE GET MARRIED,
BECOME VERY GOOD FRIENDS, ESTABLISH A BUSINESS, OR ANY OTHER
KIND OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIP.
THE ABOVE CAN BE APPLIED TO EITHER SEX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COOKING UTENSIL ; SYMBOL ; UNION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

TO GET BETTER WHIPPED TOPPING, PUT YOUR MIXING BOWLAND BEATERS
IN THE ICEBOX BEFORE USING THEM FOR WHIPPING. CHILLING THE UTINSELS
WILL PRODUCE FLUFFIER WHIPPED CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): UTENSILS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Animal product Milk product

Date learned: 03-13-1970

View just this record

After a funeral the best friend of the deceased is given a bowl of boiled wheat, a glass, and silverware. This little ceremony transfers the worldly goods of the deceased to the living.

Submitter comment:

Informant noted that this custom is not as popular as it used to be but it is still practiced.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Deceased ; FRIENDSHIP ; GLASS ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; RITUAL ; Silverware ; SYMBOL ; Symbolic ; SYMBOLISM ; UTENSILS ; Wheat

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

View just this record

Riddle

Long legs, crooked thighs, little head and no eyes.

Answer: Tongs

Data entry tech comment:

No informant or collector data given.

Entry by TRD

Keyword(s): BODY PARTS ; PUZZLE ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Tongs ; UTENSILS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

View just this record

prev | items 1 - 21 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.