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SAYING

I FELT LIKE A PENNY ASKING FOR CHANGE.

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): FEELING MINISCULE ; FEELING WORTHLESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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AIN'T WORTH IT

IT AIN'T WORTH THE POWDER TO BLOW IT TO HELSINKI.

Data entry tech comment: KEYPUNCHER HAS ADDED THE APOSTROPHES

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): FINLAND ; WORTHLESSNESS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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Continuous lying will bring nothing but bad luck to you and to
anybody who is close to you.

Submitter comment: My father told me this when I was very young and lied about
anything. I learned my lesson.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Untrustworthy, Dishonest

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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IF YOU GO INTO A CLOSET AND SHUT THE DOOR AND SAY
"MARY WORTH" THIRTY-ONE TIMES WHILE CONCENTRATING
VERY HARD ON HER, YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR ARM
OR YOUR LEG IS COMING OFF.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PASTIME TRIED BY MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND ONE WHICH MORE CHILDREN TRY).

Where learned: ZX

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER=MARY WORTH

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

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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Saying

Crooked as a snake.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Crooked ; Language ; Saying ; Snake ; Untrustworthy

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words

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Proverb

Friends you have to buy are never worth the price you have to pay.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bribe ; Buy ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; Price ; PROVERB ; Purchase ; VERSE ; Worth

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

All that glitters is not gold.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, OH.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Glitter ; Gold ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VALUE ; VERSE ; Worth

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

If anything is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Ability ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Well ; WORK ; Worth

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Maxim

A dream of sweets is worth a pound of sours

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

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Keyword(s): Apothegm ; Dream ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Saying ; Sour ; Sweet ; VALUE ; VERSE ; Worth

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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