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WHEN A CAT WASHES HIS FACE, YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING
TO HAVE COMPANY.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Use of Object Animals

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE EYE AND CAN'T SEE?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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A BOY ASKED HIS MOTHER IF HE IS DUST BEFORE
BEING BORN, AND HIS MOTHER SAID YES. HE ASKED
IF HE WAS DUST WHEN HE DIED, AND RECEIVED THE
SAME ANSWER. SO HE TOLD HIS MOTHER, "WELL, THERE
IS SOMETHING EITHER COMING OR GOING UNDER MY BED."

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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RIDDLE

CUSTOMER: HOW MUCH IS THAT BIRD?
CLERK: TEN DOLLARS, MA'AM.
CUSTOMER: I'LL TAKE IT. WILL YOU SEND ME THE BILL?
CLERK: SORRY, MA'AM. YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE
WHOLE BIRD.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 09-28-1965

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RIDDLE

WHERE WAS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDECE SIGNED?
ON THE BOTTOM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HISTORICAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-29-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME WAS IT WHEN THE ELEPHANT SAT ON THE FENCE?
TIME TO GET A NEW FENCE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-20-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DO THE DUCKS FLY SOUTH FOR THE WINTER?
BECAUSE IT'S TOO FAR TO WALK

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAPPENS TO GIRLS WHO EAT BULLETS?
THEIR HAIR COMES OUT IN BANGS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

A NICKLE AND DIME WERE ON THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.
THE NICKLE ROLLED OFF. WHY DIDN'T THE DIME?
BECAUSE THE DIME HAD MORE CENTS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MONEY ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-28-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID THE INDIAN SAY WHEN THE DOG FELL OFF THE CLIFF?
DOGGONE}

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-23-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?
AN EMBARRASSED ZEBRA

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHY IS THE ELEPHANT STANDING ON THE MARSHMELLOW?
BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TO FALL IN THE HOT CHOCOLATE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MARSHMALLOW

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-28-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PENCIL IN THE WORLD?
PENNSYLVANIA

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PLACE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-22-1965

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RIDDLE

IF YOU HAD A MATCH, A KEROSENE, LAMP, STOVE
WHICH WOULD YOU LIGHT FIRST?
THE MATCH

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHY DID THE MAN THROW HIS PANTS OUT THE WINDOW?
HE HEARD A BOY CALLING FREE PRESS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): NEWSPAPER NAME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-20-1965

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RIDDLE

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS WHEN AN ELEPHANT SITS ON THE FENCE?
TIME TO GET A NEW FENCE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAS EIGHTEEN LEGS AND CATCHES FLIES?
A BASEBALL TEAM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

MY UNCLE OWNED A STAGE COACH WITH NO WHEELS. WHAT HELD IT UP?
BANDITS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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RIDDLE

IF THERE WERE TWO FLIES IN THE KITCHEN WHICHONE WOULD BE THE COWBOY?
THE ONE ON THE RANGE.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DID THE MAN THROW HIS PANTS OUT THE WINDOW?
BECAUSE A MAN WAS YELLING, "FREE PRESS"

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): NEWSPAPER NAME ; PUN ON PRESS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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