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GRANDPA REMEMBERS WHEN HIS MOTHER DIDN'T HAVE SUPPER ON TIME
USUALLY THE EXCUSE WAS THE BUTCHER GAVE HER A TOUGH PIECE OF
MEAT. OF COURSE, THE OVER THE FENCE GOSSIPING WITH NEIGHBORS
ALL AFTERNOON HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF WOMEN SEXISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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CUSTOM

AT SOCIAL AFFAIRS OR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, JAPANESE WOMEN WEAR
TRADITIONAL CEREMONIAL DRESS, ARE USUALLY SEATED, HAVE A QUIETLY NICE
TIME (AS IT IS IMPOLITE TO LAUGH ALOUD OR TO MOVE TOO MUCH AT FORMAL
GATHERINGS). THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN A SUPPRESSED FORM, BY SMILES
BOWS, A FEW GESTURES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): JAPANESE WOMEN SOCIAL

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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THAI SAYING

THREE DAYS FROM " NOREE " THERE WILL BE
ANOTHER (IMPLICATION OF THE FICKLE NATURE OF WOMEN).

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): SEX ; WOMEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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THE HAPPY WIFE

HAPPY WIFE HAPPY HOME

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO INFORMANT BY A POLISH WOMAN.
THE WOMAN LEARNED IT IN SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE KEY PUNCHER

Where learned: HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT ; ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; WOMEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-25-1970

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FEMININE OPINION

A HOUSE WITHOUT A WOMAN AND FIRELIGHT IS LIKE A BABY WITHOUT A SOUL
OR SPIRIT.

Submitter comment: USED BY MARY TO DESCRIBE WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF MY DORM ROOM AT U OF D
MOSTLY BECAUSE OF A COMPLETE LACK OF DECORATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): VAGUE OF WOMEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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A boy walks up to his father covering something up
in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered up in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"It's a bullfrog."
The father asks,
"What are going to do with it son?"
The boy replies,
"I'm going into town to trade it in for a bull."
A couple of hours later the boy comes back leading
a bull.
The next day the boy walks up to his father covering
something up in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered up in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"Its a horsefly."
The father asks,
"What are you going to do with it son?"
The boy replies,
"I'm going into town to trade it in for a horse."
A couple of hours later the boy comes back leading
a horse.
The next day the boy walks up to his father covering
something up in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"It's a pussywillow."
The father says,
"Hold on a second son while I go and get my coat. I'll
drive you into town."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

James Callow Keyword(s): Pussy = vulgar slang for illicit sex or sexy women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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Blonde Flake

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What do you get when you put 25 blondes in a freezer? Frosted
Flakes.

"Flake" is a slang for a person who is silly, goofy, or dumb.
"Frosted Flakes" is a cereal product.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blonde Intelligence

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What do you call a blonde with half a brain? Gifted.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blonde Intelligence

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What can strike a blonde without her even knowing it? A thought.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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T.G.I.F.

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Why do blondes have T.G.I.F. on their shoes? Toes Go In First.
(T.G.I.F. is an acronym for Thank God It's Friday, the end of the work
week).

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blonde - Empty Head

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How do you put a twinkle in a blonde's eye? Shine a flashlight in
her ear.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blondes - Memory

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Why do blondes work seven days a week? So you don't have to
retrain them on Monday.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blonde - Word Processor

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How can you tell when a blonde has been on a word processor?
There is white-out on the screen. (A word processor is a computer,
and white out is a fluid designed to correct mistakes made on paper).

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Why did the blonde climb the glass wall? To see what was on the
other side.

James Callow comment:

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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Blondes Are Airheads

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

What does a blonde say when you blow in her ear? Thanks for the
refill.

James Callow comment:

Blowing in another's ear is sometimes regarded as a sexual thrill
for one or both parties.

"Blondes are dumb" -- Puckett, Ohio, no. 7197

"Blondes are dumb or stupid" -- Cannon, Utah, no. 2846

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

James Callow Keyword(s): Blond women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 01-00-1992

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POSTAGE STAMPAND A WOMAN?
ONE IS A MAIL FEE AND THE OTHER IS A FEMALE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WOMEN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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RIDDLE

A MAN IS IN HIS ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND HE LOOKS OUT THE
WINDOW, TURNS AROUND AND SAYS "OH MY GOD, MY WIFE HAS
JUST BEEN KILLED." WHERE UPON THE ATTORNEY TAKES OUT A
GUN AND KILLS THE CLIENT. WHY DID THE ATORNEY KILL THE
CLIENT? TELLER IS ASKED QUESTIONS WHICH CAN BE ANSWERED
YES OR NO UNTIL THE STORY UNFOLDS.
-- THE ATTORNEY WAS JEALOUS OF THE CLIENT'S WIFE. THE
ATTORNEY WAS A WOMAN.

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; HOME ; LOS ANGELES ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): WOMEN LAW ATTORNEY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Play on Words

A bachelor is a man who believes in wine, women, and so long.

Submitter comment:

I heard this at Awrey's Bakery when I worked there last summer

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.


Keyword(s): Bachelor ; PUN ; SONG ; Wine ; WOMEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Play on Words

Women's Clothing:

Nothing can replace today's women's bathing suit; in fact, it already has.

Submitter comment:

Heard this at Awrey's Bakery where I worked last summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Bathing Suit ; Bikini ; Fashion ; Female ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; PUN ; WOMEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Proverb

Whistling women and crowing hens are bound to come to some bad end.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Crow ; FATE ; Hen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; VERSE ; Whistle ; WOMEN

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

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