RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for 7386 returned 28 results.

prev | items 21 - 41 | next

My mother would always tell me that when a person had a gap
between their two front teeth, it meant they were a big liar.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 00-00-1970

View just this record

In grade school while eating lunch in the cafeteria, I would
see children drop food on the floor. But to be sure the food
wouldn't harm them when they picked it up to eat it, they would say
a little prayer;
God made dirt so it won't hurt
Put it in your mouth and it won't work.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1970

View just this record

Entry filtered.

While growing up, I would always hear the girls say that guys
with big feet and big hands had large penises.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1970

View just this record

It's been said that the vagina of an oriental is shaped
horizontally instead of vertically.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00-00-1980

View just this record

It's been said that guys who have an extreme amount of
strength and power aren't getting laid.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P000

Date learned: 00-00-1980

View just this record

My mother always told me that when a bride's maid caught the
bouquet it meant she would be the next to be married.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage Bouquet

Date learned: 00-00-1970

View just this record

Entry filtered.

While passing by a girl's locker room, I heard them say a rhyme
that said:
Give me a nickel
And I'll suck your pickle.

Submitter comment: They meant penis instead of pickle.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1980

View just this record

Entry filtered.

Guys had a saying about girls. It went like this:
If it smells like fish
Eat all you wish
If it smells like cologne
Leave it alone.

Submitter comment: They were referring to the girl's vagina.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1990

View just this record

prev | items 21 - 41 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.