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Q:WHY DO JEWS HAVE BIG NOSES?
A:AIR IS FREE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BLUE - RARITY OF INCIDENTS - PROVERBIAL STATEMENTS

1) I'LL BE A BLUE-NOSED MONKEY!---SURPRISE AT AN EVENT OR
UNFAMILIAR OBJECT
2) ONCE IN A BLUE MOON---SELDOM
3) A BLUE APPLE---SOMETHING RARE

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Apple ; Blue ; COLOR ; METAPHOR ; Monkey ; MOON ; PROVERB ; Rarity ; SURPRISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A POLLACK WITH A NEGRO?
A RETARDED JANITOR

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Janitor ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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A:WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A NEGRO WITH A JEW?
B:A JANITOR, BUT HE OWNS THE BUILDING!

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Stereotype

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT ARE THE THREE SHORTEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN?
A:JEWISH BUSINESS ETHICS, ITALIAN WAR HEROES, AND THE POLISH
MIND.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; Jewish ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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HOW DID THE POLLACK GET THIRTY-FIVE HOLES IN HIS HEAD?
TRYING TO LEARN TO EAT WITH A FORK?

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF GROSS IGNORANCE?
A:ONE-HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR POLLACKS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; IGNORANCE ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHAT DID MR. & MRS. MINK GIVE EACH OTHER FOR CHRISTMAS?
A:A FULL LENGTH JEW.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ; CHRISTMAS ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Fur ; GERMAN ; HOLOCAUST ; Jewish ; JOKE ; Mink

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Q;WHAT IS A POLISH VACATION?
A:SITTING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S FRONT STEPS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH ; Vacation

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- CUSTOM FESTIVAL
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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HOLD UP HANDS AS IF SURRENDERING-WHAT'S THIS?
AN ITALIAN PREPARING FOR WORLD WAR III.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Italian ; Surrender ; WORLD WAR II

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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WHY DID THE POLES GET MARRIED IN THE BATHTUB?
THEY WANTED A DOUBLE RING CEREMONY.

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Keyword(s): Bathtub ; ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; MARRIAGE ; POLISH ; RING ; WEDDING

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RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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HOW DO THEY TAKE A CENSUS IN ISREAL?
THEY ROLL A NICKEL DOWN THE STREET.

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Keyword(s): Census ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Israel ; Israeli

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RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO BREAK A POLLACK'S FINGER?
HIT HIM IN THE NOSE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Q:HOW CAN YOU TELL THE BRIDE FROM THE GROOM AT A POLISH
WEDDING?
A:SHE IS THE ONE WITH HER ARMPITS BRAIDED OR A CLEAN
T-SHIRT.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; JOKE ; POLISH

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WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A CPA?
A JEW THAT CAN'T STAND THE SIGHT OF BLOOD AND STAMMERS.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): CPA: Racism ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Riddle

WHAT IS BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?
VARIATIONS:

-A NEWSPAPER
-A SUNBURNED ZEBRA
-A COMMUNIST NUN
-AN EMBARRASSED NUN
-A SKUNK WITH DIAPER RASH

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Black ; COLOR ; GAME ; Language ; Red ; RIDDLE ; White

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Tongue Twister

OLD OILY AUTOS (REPEAT FIVE TIMES RAPIDLY).

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Language ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Tongue Twister

TOMMY THRESHER THREW THREE FREE THROWS (SAY IT THREE
TIMES RAPIDLY).

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; GAME ; Language ; SPEECH ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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"THEOPHOLUS THISTLER"

THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL THISTLE SIFTER,
SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THREE THOUSAND THISTLES THROUGH THE
THICK OF HIS THUMB. IF THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL
THISTLE SIFTER, SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THREE THOUSAND THISTLES
THROUGH THE THICK OF HIS THUMB, WHERE ARE THE THREE
THOUSAND THISTLES THAT THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL
THISTLE SIFTER, SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THROUGH THE THICK OF HIS
THUMB.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; GAME ; Language ; Sifter ; Thistle ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT IS SPRINKLING RAIN GOD IS CHEWING TOBACCO AGAIN.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Chew ; EUPHEMISM ; God ; Language ; PROVERB ; Raining ; SPEECH ; TOBACCO ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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