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HERE LIES THE BODY OF SOLOMON PEASE.
UNDER THE DAISIES, UNDER THE TREES.
BUT PEASE ISN'T HERE, ONLY THE POD.
PEASE SHELLED OUT AND WENT HOME TO GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH PUN ; EPITAPH RHYME: COUPLETS ; VEGETABLES: PEAS METAPHOR SLANG

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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VITAMIN BELIEF

IF YOU EAT GREEN VEGETABLES
THEY'LL MAKE YOUR HAIR THICK AND GROW FASTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): VEGETABLES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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LYRICAL VERSE DEATH

HERE LIES THE BODY OF SOLOMON PEASE.
UNDER THE DAISIES, UNDER THE TREES.
BUT PEASE ISN'T HERE, ONLY THE POD
PEASE SHELLED OUT AND WENT HOME TO GOD.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): EPITAPH COUPLETS DEATH VEGETABLES-PEAS METAPHOR PUN-SLANG ; RHYME:AA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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IF YOU PUT ALL THE PEOPLE IN A BAG YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHICH ONE TO
SHAKE TO THE TOP.

Submitter comment: IN BELGIUM, THE FLEMISH HAVE A HUGE BAG OF POTATOES IN WHICH THEY
SHAKE THE BAG IN ORDER TO GET THE BAD POTATOES OUT. THIS PROVERB
IS SAID IN REFERENCE TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ALL UNDESIRABLE.

Data entry tech comment: PROFESSOR CALLOW HAS MADE NECESSARY SPELLING CHANGES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): VEGETABLES SEPARATION GOOD AND EVIL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND STARTING THE "TALK ON THE
PHONE ALL NIGHT STAGE," MY MOTHER WOULD YELL AT ME
TO GET OFF THE PHONE BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO GET A
CAULIFLOWER EAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): VEGETABLES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001975CA ; 11-00-1985

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EATING ROOTED VEGETABLES--POTATOES, CARROTS--WILL KILL A
NEW MOTHER.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Carrots ; Consume ; DEATH ; Eat ; FOOD ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; New ; Potatoes ; PREGNANCY ; Root ; VEGETABLES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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VITAMIN BELIEF

IF YOU EAT GREEN VEGETABLES, THEY'LL MAKE YOUR HAIR THICK AND FASTER-GROWING

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT COLLECTOR'S HOME ; 26257 Elba

Keyword(s): VEGETABLES

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; FUNCTION ; Positive

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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