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PROVERB

I'M ON THE WAGON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: I'M NOT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; WATER WAGON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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SLUG BUG

A FEW YEARS AGO WHILE IN GRADE SCHOOL, WE'D PLAY THIS
LITTLE GAME WHILE TRAVELING. THE FIRST PERSON TO SEE
A VOLKSWAGON WOULD YELL OUT "SLUG BUG" AND,
CONSEQUENTLY, GOT TO SLUG THE OTHER PERSON IN THE ARM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE=VOLKSWAGON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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Jokes

How do you fit four elephants in a Volkswagon?

Two in the front, and two in the back.

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Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; ELEPHANT ; Funny ; JOKE ; Volkswagon

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Saying

Hitch your wagon to a star

(Plan and work for the best)

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Saying ; Star ; SUCCESS ; Wagon

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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