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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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RIDDLE

WHY DON'T THE CHINESE HAVE TELEPHONE BOOKS?
BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY WINGS AND WONGS THEY'RE
AFRAID THEY WILL WING THE WONG NUMBER

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DO THE INDIANS WEAR FEATHERS?
THEY DO IT TO KEEP THEIR WIG WARM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

IF A MAN CROSSED THE OCEAN TWICE WITHOUT TAKING A BATH,
WHAT WOULD YOU CALL HIM?
A DIRTY DOUBLE-CROSSER

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NOT BRICHT EISEN
NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW
CASSELL'S GERMAN DICTIONARY (INSTRUCTORS COMMENT)

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER BE ASHAMED OF HONEST MARKS OF TOIL

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Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

NIP IT IN THE BUD

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THE COLLECTOR'S ADDRESS

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PRECAUTION ; SYMBOL ; VEGETATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM-- FINNISH

NOT EVIL WITH EVIL BUT GOOD WITH EVIL
NOT EVIL FOR EVIL BUT GOOD FOR EVIL

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD DOES NOT CONTAIN A LOCATION FOR THE ITEM
OR AN ADDRESS FOR THE COLLECTOR

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION ; TRANSLATION? ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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NOT TOO EXCITING

NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD STATES THAT INFORMATION WAS RECEIVED BY PHONE

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): DISAPPOINTMENT ; QUALITY ; UNIMPRESSIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

NOT YET DRY BEHIND THE EARS

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): IMMATURITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO GHOSTS EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
GHOST TOASTIES

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BRAND NAME ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME IS IT WHEN AN ELEPHANT SITS ON YOUR FENCE?
TIME TO GET A NEW FENCE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO DUCKS DO WHEN THEY FLY UPSIDE DOWN?
THEY QUACK UP

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): AIRPLANE LINGO ; BIRDS PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID ONE CANDLE SAY TO ANOTHER?
ARE WE GOING OUT TONIGHT?

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID THE SALAD SAY TO THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR?
CLOSE THE DOOR I'M DRESSING.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT BUILDING HAS THE MOST STORIES?
A LIBRARY

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHICKEN THAT GOT RUN OVER BY THE LAWNMOWER?
HE BECAME SHREADED TWEAT

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CEREAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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