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Proverb

Saying:

Time and tide wait for no man.

Submitter comment:

Has known this since high school days.

Data entry tech comment:

v

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned:

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Man ; Maxim ; NATURE ; PROVERB ; Tide ; TIME ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THERE'S MANY A SLIP 'TWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): GOSSIP

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

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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TOM SWIFTY

"SOMEBODY STOLE MY PINEAPPLES," HE SAID DOLEFULLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL 203 ;

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

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HEART TROUBLE

FOXGLOVE CAN BE MADE INTO A TEA THAT FUNCTIONS AS DIGITALIS.

Data entry tech comment: DIGITALIS IS USED AS A HEART STIMULANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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COUGH

VITAMIN C IS GREAT FOR A NAGGING MORNING COUGH.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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COUGH

IF YOU HAVE A COUGH YOU SHOULD EITHER MIX HONEY WITH MILK OR BUTTER
AND MILK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-30-1971

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COUGH MEDICINE

MY GRANDMOTHER MADE COUGH MEDICINE OUT OF HONEY, LEMON AND
CRUSHED ASPIRIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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COUGH

FOR A COUGH, MIX HONEY, BROWN SUGAR, LEMON, VINEGAR, AND BUTTER, AND
DRINK IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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ITCH BELIEF

IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES ON THE LEFT SIDE,
SOMEONE IS TALKING UNFAVORABLY ABOUT YOU.
IF IT ITCHES ON THE RIGHT SIDE,
SOMEONE IS SAYING GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOU.
IF YOUR WHOLE NOSE ITCHES,
THEN THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU IN GENERAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Nose

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STY

TO GET RID OF A STY PLACE A TEABAG ON IT.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 3 OTHER REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-16-1968

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FOR A SORE THROAT, GARGLE WITH URINE.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 2 OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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METHOD OF CURING

"SORES ARE HEALED BY LITTLE MEN WHO WORK AT NIGHT KNITTING THE
EDGES BACK TOGETHER. DON'T PICK THE SCABS BECAUSE THEY WILL
HAVE TO WORK OVERTIME."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER'S LADYFRIEND WHO VISITS
QUITE OFTEN. ALISON HEARD THIS WHEN SHE WAS A YOUNG CHILD (1950'S)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Curer
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-19-1971

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LARYNGITIS CURE

A FOLK CURE FOR LARYNGITIS IS TO DRINK A MIXTURE OF
RAW EGG, LEMON JUICE, AND HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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KENTUCKY BEAR

THERE WAS A MOTHER AND FATHER IN KENTUCKY WHOSE THREE-YEAR-OLD
DAUGHTER CAME UP MISSING ONE DAY. SHE WAS SEARCHED FOR FOR FOUR DAYS
AND NOT FOUND. ON THE FOURTH DAY A MAN CAME TO HER HOUSE AND TOLD HER
PARENTS THAT HE WOULD SHOW THEM WHERE THEIR DAUGHTER WAS IF THEY
WOULD GIVE HIM A MEAL. THEY FED HIM AND AFTERWARD HE LED THEM INTO
THE WOODS. THE GIRL WAS FOUND NEAR A LOG WHERE A BEAR WAS BRINGING
HER FOOD. THE GIRL SAID THAT THE BEAR HAD BEEN TAKING CARE OF HER AND
FEEDING HER. NOT KNOWING ANY BETTER THE GIRL THOUGHT THE BEAR WAS A
DOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): DAUGHTER ; MISTAKEN IDENITY (BEAR THOUGHT TO BE A DOG) ; TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE--STRANGER GIVEN MEAL FOR SHOWING PLACE OF LOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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SEWING SUPERSITION (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION: SEWING (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

"IF YOU SEW ANYTHING AND THE CLOTHING IS STILL ON YOU WHILE YOU ARE
SEWING, YOU HAVE TO HOLD PART OF THAT CLOTHING IN YOUR MOUTH.
IF YOU DON,T IT,S CONSIDERED BAD LUCK".

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HIS PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER IN HIS CHILDHOOD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.21

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BELIEF CONCERNING DEVIL

IN THE UKRAINE, TO SEE IF HER
BABY IS BEWITCHED, THE MOTHER LICKS
IT'S FOREHEAD AND IF SHE DETECTS
A SALTY TASTE, THE BABY IS UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 03-08-1971

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SHOOTING STARS

WHEN YOU SEE A SHOOTING STAR
YOU SHOULD MAKE A WISH. IT IS
BELIEVED THAT IF YOU WISH HARD ENOUGH THE
WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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" COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE "

COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE BRIGHT
IN BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD TONIGHT
AND RAISE YOUR VOICES LUSTILY
TO SING OF OUR FRATERNITY.

THE CIRCLE CHANGES WITH THE YEARS
THE BROTHERS COME AND DISAPPEAR
BUT STILL THE FIRE IS BURNING BRIGHT
UPON THE CHAPTER HEARTH TONIGHT.

CHORUS:
LONG MAY SHE LIVE. AND MAY THERE BE
TRUE FELLOWSHIP ETERNALLY.
ONCE MORE WE PLEDGE OUR LOYALTY
TO SIGMA PI FRATERNITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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PARODIES OF SONGS

WE GOT RATS, WE GOT MICE.
WE GOT COLD BEER ON ICE
IN THE CELLARS OF OLD---HIGH

DRINK IT DOWN
TAKE YOUR SHIRT AND WIPE IT UP
IN THE CELLARS OF OLD --HIGH
FOR THE FIELDS OF CHIVALRY.

SHOUT OUT YOUR NUMBERS LOUD AND STRONG.
MORE BEER.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "AS THE CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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CHOP UP AN ASPIRIN AND PUT IT IN THE GROUND WITH THE SEED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): PLANTING CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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