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Ethnic Joke: Polish

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POLISH MAMA AND A HIPPOPOTAMUS?
ABOUT TWENTY POUNDS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD on 12-2010

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

James Callow Keyword(s): WEIGHT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AN OUNCE OF PRECAUTION IS WORTH A BUSHEL OF LEARNING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION ; QUANTITY ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-20-1967

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If yo tink yo bundle of dirty clothes too heavy, try
picking up yo neighbor's own.

Submitter comment: People always believe that they have the worst of everything
until they realize that other people have problems too.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): tink = think ; yo = you or your

James Callow Keyword(s): Advice -- Positive ; Metaphor: problems = bundle of clothes ; RELATIVITY ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-00-1991

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When eating your favorite dessert loaded with calories,
remember, a minute on the lip is worth tons on the hip.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Weight Diet Dieting

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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COMPARISON

LIGHT AS A FEATHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FOOD VERSE

A MOMENT ON THE LIPS,
FOREVER ON THE HIPS.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN OHIO DURING THE 1950'S

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

James Callow Keyword(s): DIETING ; OVERWEIGHT ; WEIGHT-CONSCIOUSNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00001950S

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Retort

In the Marines, when you are asked your weight, you say:

"I'm (insert weight) pounds of hell, death and destruction."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original Title [Expression of Fixed Form] has been crossed out. Replaced with Retort.

Original BN [P640] has been crosssed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Fighter ; INSULT ; Marines ; MILITARY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Soldier ; WEIGHT ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CURE ; Maxim ; Ounce ; Pound ; Prevent ; PREVENTION ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, OH

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CURE ; Maxim ; Ounce ; Pound ; PREVENTION ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CURE ; Maxim ; Ounce ; Pound ; PREVENTION ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WEIGHT

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Taunt

Fatty, fatty, two by four. Can't get through the bathroom door. So he did it on the floor.

Submitter comment:

Friends

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Orignal BN [S570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; Bowels ; Door ; Fat ; Fatty ; Floor ; INSULT ; JOKE ; Large ; RHYME ; SIZE ; TAUNT ; URINATE ; WEIGHT

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

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PICKING UP HEAVY OBJECTS CAUSES BREECH BIRTH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Breech ; Heavy ; Lifting ; Picking Up ; POSITION ; PREGNANCY ; WEIGHT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 09-13-1973

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LEANNESS: CURE FOR OBESITY:
OBESITY IS CAUSED GENERALLY BY LACK OF POWER IN THE
DIGESTIVE ORGANS TO DIGEST AND ASSIMILATE THE FAT
PRODUCING ELEMENTS OF FOOD. FIRST, RESTORE DIGESTION,
TAKE PLENTY OF SLEEP, DRINK ALL THE WATER THE STOMACH
WILL BEAR IN THE MORNING ON RISING, TAKE MODERATE
EXERCISE IN THE OPEN AIR, EAT OATMEAL, CRACKED WHEAT,
GRAHAM MUSH, BAKEAD SWEET APPLES, ROASTED AND BROILED
BEEF, CULTIVATE JOLLY PEOPLE AND BATHE DAILY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Apples ; Beef ; Company ; DIET ; EXERCISE ; FOOD ; Grain ; Jolly ; Lean ; Leanness ; Obesity ; OVERWEIGHT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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DIET

FIVE POUNDS CAN BE LOST IN THREE DAYS BY EATING HARD
BOILED EGGS AND DRINKING WATER.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT FOUND THIS ABSURD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DIET ; HEALTH ; WEIGHT ; Weightloss

James Callow Keyword(s): DISBELIEF

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-11-1971

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