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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
WE'LL STICK TOGETHER, JUST LIKE GLUE.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
SUGAR IS SWEET AND SO ARE YOU.
BUT
THE ROSES ARE WILTED, THE VIOLETS ARE DEAD,
THE SUGAR IS LUMPY, AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
PINK IS PRETTY AND SO ARE YOU.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE,
BUT MOST OF ALL, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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SPELL PLOP. WHAT DO YOU DO AT A GREEN LIGHT?
THE ONE ANSWERING ALMOST INVARIBLY ANSWERE STOP, AFTER SPELLING
PLOP. SAME PRINCIPLE FOLLOWS WITH JOKE. WHAT'S THE WHITE OF
AN EGG?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): SPELLING

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-29-1971

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS
JUST PICK UP A BROOM AND SAY
"I'M BOSS."

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOUR EARS ARE RINGING, SOMEONE IS SAYING SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT
YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-17-1971

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NEW YEAR'S DAY

IF YOU EAT CHICKEN ON NEW YEAR'S YOU WILL SCRATCH YOUR WAY THROUGH
THE YEAR. IF YOU EAT PORK YOU WILL BE PIGGY AND GRAB EVERYTHING.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT BELIEVES THIS AND CHICKEN IS NEVER SERVED ON NEW
YEAR'S IN HER HOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and place of residence.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

Subject headings: 870
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 01-23-1971

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POLISH PROVERB

HE MAY PRAY UNDER A STATUE, BUT THE DEVIL IS UNDER HIS SKIN.
MODLI SIE PODFIGURA, A DJABLA MA ZA SKORA.

Submitter comment: INDICATES HYPOCRISY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-25-1969

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I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY LIVER.
IF I HAD YOU IN A BOAT,
I'D DUMP YOU IN THE RIVER.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST TO
SIGN YOUR BOOK.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHENEVER SOMEONE FEELS THEY HAVE MASTERED A GREAT FEAT AND WANTS
TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR IT, I USUALLY RESPOND WITH: "WHAT DO YOU
WANT, A BRONZE BOZO BUTTON?"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS ROUND ON THE END AND HIGH IN THE MIDDLE?
A: C-H-I-C

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE PARALLELISM ; OHIO

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NONE

I SEE YOU IN THE OCEAN,

I SEE YOU IN THE SEA,

I SEE YOU IN THE BATHTUB,

OOPS } PARDON ME }

Submitter comment: ENTRY DATED 03181960 IN HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): NUDITY ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): BATHTUB VERSE. ; INCREMENTS REPITION ; ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

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THE FACE

HIS FACE LOOKS LIKE THE SOUTH END (SIDE) OF A HORSE GOING NORTH.

Submitter comment: YOU CAN USE THIS RETORT ANYTIME SOMEONE IS BRAGGING OR PUTTING
SOMEONE ELSE DOWN AND YOU WANT HIM TO KNOW HE HAS NOTHING TO TALK
ABOUT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL COMPARISON ; EUPHEMISM FOR RUMP OF HORSE ; INSULT UGLINESS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-25-1971

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RETORT

THAT IS ABOUT AS FUNNY AS SCREENS ON A SUBMARINE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): REACTION TO SUPPOSED JOKE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-02-1971

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RETORT

THAT IS AS FUNNY AS A BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE STICKER ON A HEARSE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): REACTION TO SUPPOSED JOKE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-03-1971

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CANDLE CEREMONY

THE GIRLS OF THE SORORITY ALL FORM A CIRCLE. A CANDLE IS PASSED
AROUND FROM GIRL TO GIRL WHILE THEY ARE SINGING THE SISTERHOOD
SONG. EACH TIME THE CANDLE PASSES THE GIRL IT STANDS FOR A
DIFFERENT STAGE. AT THE APPROPRIATE STAGE SHE BLOWS OUT THE CANDLE.
1. LAVALEERED OR PEARLED 2. PINNED 3. ENGAGED 4. MARRIED
5. PREGNANT

Data entry tech comment: LAVALIERE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Engagement

Date learned: 04-00-1971

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE--PAY YOUR PARKING FINES.

Submitter comment: GRAFFITI FROM A BUMPER STICKER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): HUMOR MONEY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

JUMP ALL TOGETHER GIRLS,
JUST LIKE THE WEATHER GIRLS:
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.

Submitter comment:

AS EACH MONTH IS CALLED, EACH GIRL JUMPS IN FOR THE MONTH OF HER BIRTHDAY. THE RHYME IS REPEATED AND THE GIRLS JUMP OUT IN THE SAME ORDER.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and place of residence.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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