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Proverb

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Submitter comment:

Learned from her mother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Loss ; LOST ; LOVE ; Loved ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

You're like a million bucks - all green and wrinkled.

Submitter comment:

Learned this from my brother, Brett Gundlach (informant quote)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Source? Total Effect?

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): Bucks ; COLOR ; COMEBACK ; Dollars ; Green ; INSULT ; Million ; MONEY ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SIMILE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Retort

You're as handy as a screen door in a submarine.

Submitter comment:

Learned from classmate at school

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Screen ; Submarine ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT 'S BEEN IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR?
THERE ARE FOOTPRINTS IN THE JELLO

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT IS ON YOUR BACK IN A HURRICANE?
YOU CAN HEAR HIS EARS FLAP IN THE WIND

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS IN GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS LIE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD?
TO TRIP ANTS OR LOW FLYING BIRDS

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT FIT IN A CIGARETTE PACK?
BY FIRST TAKING THE CAMEL OUT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU FIT SIX ELEPHANTS IN A V.W.?
PUT THREE IN THE BACK, TWO IN THE FRONT, AND ONE IN THE GLOVE BOX.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS HAVE WRINKLED KNEES?
FROM PLAYING MARBLES

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT IS IN YOUR BATHTUB?
YOU CAN SMELL HIS PEANUT BUTTER BREATH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU GET AN ELEPHANT OUT OF A JELLO PACKAGE?
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS O THE BACK

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT DIVE INTO A SWIMMING POOL?
HEAD FIRST

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS ORANGE AND GOES CLICK-CLICK?
A BALL POINT CARROT

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM MY BROTHER, GARY GUNDLACH

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU CATCH A RABBIT?
HIDE IN THE GRASS AND MAKE A NOISE LIKE A CARROT

Submitter comment: LEARNED IT FROM MY BROTHER, GARY GUNDLACH

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS PURPLE AND LIGHTS UP?
AN ELECTRIC GRAPE

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL ( 1965 )

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
MADAME
MADAME WHO?
MADAME FOOT IS CAUGHT IN THE DOOR ( MY DAMN )

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS JOKE FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
HIAWATHA
HIAWATHA WHO?
HIAWATHA A GOOD GIRL BEFORE I MET YOU. ( I WAS A )

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS JOKE AT BRIDGE GAME

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): HISTORICAL ; NAME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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LYRICAL PRAYER

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP.
PRAY THE LORD MY SOUL TO KEEP.
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE,
I PRAY THE LORD MY SOUL TO TAKE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM HIS MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: THIS PRAYER IS COMMONLY TAUGHT TO CHILDREN.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): RELIGION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.574.86
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Sleeping
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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COUGH

AN OLD FASHIONED REMEDY FOR A COUGH IS A COMBINATION OF THE JUICE
FROM ONE LEMON, TWO TABLESPOONS OF GLYCERINE, AND A GLASS OF HONEY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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NURSERY RHYMES

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR/ HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE.
UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH/ LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE SKY

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; RHYME:AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Star

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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