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KNOCK KNOCK BRIDGE

A COUPLE WAS TRAVELING WITH THEIR DAUGHTER ACROSS A BRIDGE IN GROSSE
POINTE. THE LITTLE GIRL FELL OUT OF THE CAR. SHE WAS DRAGGED BY THE
SIDE OF THE CAR AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF THE CAR AS SHE WAS
DRAGGED. NOW ANYONE THAT CROSSES THE BRIDGE CAN HEAR HER KNOCKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIANT OF KNOCK-KNOCK STREET

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-15-1973

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BUTTER CUP

PLACE A BUTTER CUP (FLOWER) UNDER A PERSONS CHIN AND IF YOU CAN SEE
A YELLOW REFLECTION ON HIS CHIN. IT MEANS HE LIKES BUTTER.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIANT PLANT: DANDELION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food N244.44
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 11-19-1972

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GO WANDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER -- FOR ANYTHING AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN BODY ; VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ABSENCE SHARPENS LOVE, PRESENCE STRENGTHENS IT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): BALANCE ; OBSERVATION ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-15-1965

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PROVERB

DO UNTO OTHERS AND THEN CUT OUT BEFORE THEY DO UNTO YOU.

Where learned: MAIL ; TOLD BY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; IRONY ; PARODY ; VARIANT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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PROVERB

CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO...UNLESS YOU HAVE TWO CAKES.'

Where learned: NEW JERSEY

Keyword(s): VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

CLOSE DOESNT COUNT, EXCEPT IN HORSESHOES AND DANCING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): VARIANT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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CHILDREN,S RHYME

SPRING HAS SPRUNGED,
THE GRASS HAS WHIZZED.
I WONDER WHERE THE BIRDIES IS?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; RHYME: ABB ; SPRING IS SPRUNG VARIANT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Baby Belief

Babies born with "outtie" (a navel that sticks out) navels will
have good luck.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

James Callow Keyword(s): outie -- variant spelling?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-00-1992

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