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SHAME, SHAME, DOUBLE SHAME,
EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS CHANTED WHENEVER A TEACHER SCOLDED A STUDENT
IN FRONT OF THE CLASS.

Where learned: DORMITORY

Keyword(s): DERISION ; TAUNT

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

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FRIENDS

A FALSE FRIEND AND A SHADOW ONLY STAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1969

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WHEN IN DOUBT - DON'T

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORMS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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MILT FAMEY

MILT FAMEY WAS A MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER FOR THE BOSTON BEANS. HE HAD
BEEN WITH THE TEAM FOR 4 YEARS AND HAD NEVER PITCHED A GAME. THE
REASON FOR THIS WAS THAT JOE "LEFTY" SLINGER WAS ALSO WITH THE TEAM.
HE WAS THE WINNINGEST PITCHER IN THE MAJORS, PITCHING EVERY GAME FOR
THE BEANS. NEEDLESS TO SAY, MILT WAS GETTING PRETTY DISCOURAGED AND
HE TOOK TO DRINKING WHILE SITTING ON THE BENCH. HE AVERAGED ABOUT A
CASE OF BEER A GAME. HIS FIFTH YEAR FOR THE BEANS WAS NO DIFFERENT
THAN THE FIRST FOUR. LEFTY WAS PITCHING FLAWLESSLY AND MILT WAS
BECOMING AN ALCOHOLIC. THEN IT HAPPENED. IT WAS THE SEVENTH GAME OF
THE WORLD SERIES WITH THE BEANS LEADING 3 TO 0 OVER THE SMALLVILLE
GIANTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH. THE GIANTS WERE AT BAT WITH ONE
OUT. THE NEXT BATTER LINED ONE RIGHT AT LEFTY. IT HIT HIM IN THE HAND
AND AFTER MAKING THE PUTOUT LEFTY COLLAPSED AND HAD TO BE CARRIED
OFF THE FIELD, SUFFERING A BROKEN HAND. IT WAS MILT'S BIG CHANCE TO
PROVE HIMSELF. UNFORTUNATELY, HE WAS STILL SITTING ON THE BENCH
DRINKING BEER AND THROWING THE EMPTY CANS OUT ON THE FIELD ALONG THE
THIRD BASE LINE. AFTER REALIZING WHAT HAD HAPPENED, HE STUMBLED OUT
ONTO THE FIELD TO THE PITCHER'S MOUND AND SHOUTED TO THE CATCHER TO
BRING 'EM ON. THE FIRST BATTER STEPPED UP AND MILT LEFT GO WITH HIS
FIRST PITCH WHICH SAILED THROUGH THE AIR ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE THE
BATTER'S HEAD, AS DID THE NEXT 3 PITCHES. THE NEXT 2 BATTERS ALSO
GOT ON BASE THIS WAY. NOW THINGS WERE GETTING CLOSE. THE BASES WERE
LOADED WITH THE WINNING RUN AT THE PLATE. MILT KNEW HE HAD BETTER
START THROWING STRIKES SOON AND HE DID SO ON THE NEXT PITCH. THERE
WAS A LOUD CRACK AND THE BALL SAILED OUT OF THE PARK FOR A GAME
WINNING HOMERUN. AS THE BASERUNNERS ROUNDED THIRD THEY WERE BEGINNING
TO KICK THROUGH ALL OF MILT'S EMPTY BEER CANS. ONE OF THEM ASKED
WHERE ALL THE EMPTY CANS HAD COME FROM AND ANOTHER REPLIED "THAT'S
THE BEER THAT MADE MILT FAMEY WALK US".

Submitter comment: THIS STORY WAS TOLD WITH A GREAT AMOUNT OF HAND AND ARM MOVEMENT.
WOULD COME UNDER C1400-C1599 IN SHAGGY DOG INDEX (PUNCH LINE FROM
ADVERTISING). - J. T. CALLOW

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT DORMS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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IT IS A UKRAINIAN CUSTOM TO MIX POPPIES AND WHEAT TOGETHER AT
CHRISTMAS TIME. THEN TAKE THE MIXTURE IN A SPOON AND THROW IT IN THE
AIR AND TRY TO CATCH IT. IF YOU CATCH IT, YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD ; DORMS ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Single dishes
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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CAR-WASHING

WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH YOUR CAR, YOU CAN WASH MINE.

Submitter comment: WHILE WASHING MY CAR, APPROXIMATELY 12 PERSONS IN A 20 MINUTE PERIOD
USED THE ABOVE IN PLACE OF A GREETING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORMS ; TOLD IN ; PARKING LOT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-06-1970

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TOM SWIFTIE

I DON'T LIKE STICK SHIFT, TOM SAID AUTOMATICALLY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORMS ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 01-00-1972

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TALE OF KISSING ELBOW

IF YOU KISS YOUR ELBOW, YOU'LL TURN INTO THE OPPOSITE SEX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck

Date learned: 01-26-1972

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TALE OF KISSING ELBO.

IF YOU KISS YOUR ELBO,
YOU WILL TURN INTO THE OPPOSITE SEX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ELBOW

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 01-26-1972

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CHING, CHANG CHINAMAN, SITTING ON A FENCE/ TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR
OUT OF FIFTEEN CENTS.
HE MISSED, HE MISSED, HE MISSED LIKE THIS, 1, 2,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

LITTLE MISS MACK
DRESSED IN BLACK...

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAID AS A CHILD SHE USED TO RECITE THIS
RHYME FREQUENTLY, HOWEVER SHE WAS UNABLE TO REMEMBER THE END OF IT NOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP ; SPEED-JUMP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 03-12-1970

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THE HITCHHIKER

A TRAVELING SALESMAN WHOSE ROUTE WAS FROM NEW YORK CITY
TO DETROIT {MICHIGAN} TO DAYTON {OHIO}, WAS TRAVELING
DOWN A DIRT ROAD, WHEN HIS HEADLIGHTS PICKED UP THE
FORM OF A MAN IN A LONG COAT, HAT PULLED OVER HIS
EYES, AND WITH VERY SHINY TEETH, HITCHHIKING. OF
COURSE THE SALESMAN DID NOT PICK THIS MAN UP, BECAUSE
HE WAS AFRAID OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. THE MAN STOPPED
IN THE FIRST CITY HE GOT TO, AND SPENT THE NIGHT
THERE. THE NEXT DAY, UPON LEAVING THE CITY, HE RAN
INTO THIS SAME HITCHHIKER AGAIN, THESE OCCURANCES
HAPPENED TIME AFTER TIME AND THE SALESMAN WAS STARTING
TO GET WORRIED. AFTER SPENDING THE NIGHT IN ONE CITY,
HE NOTICED THAT HE HADN'T SEEN THE HITCHHIKER UPON
LEAVING THE CITY. THE SALESMAN FELT THAT THE HITCH-
HIKER'S OCCURANCES WERE JUST A COINCIDENCE, WHEN
ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE HEARD A NOISE FROM THE BACK
SEAT, HE TURNED AND THERE SAT THE HITCHHIKER WITH
THOSE PEARL WHITE TEETH GIVING OFF A BIG GRIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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THE HITCHHIKER

A TRAVELING SALESMAN WHOSE ROUTE WAS FROM NEW YORK CITY
TO DETROIT {MICHIGAN} TO DAYTON {OHIO}, WAS TRAVELING
DOWN A DIRT ROAD, WHEN HIS HEADLIGHTS PICKED UP THE
FORM OF A MAN IN A LONG COAT, HAT PULLED OVER HIS
EYES, AND WITH VERY SHINY TEETH, HITCHHIKING. OF
COURSE THE SALESMAN DID NOT PICK THIS MAN UP, BECAUSE
HE WAS AFRAID OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. THE MAN STOPPED
IN THE FIRST CITY HE GOT TO, AND SPENT THE NIGHT
THERE. THE NEXT DAY, UPON LEAVING THE CITY, HE RAN
INTO THIS SAME HITCHHIKER AGAIN, THESE OCCURANCES
HAPPENED TIME AFTER TIME AND THE SALESMAN WAS STARTING
TO GET WORRIED. AFTER SPENDING THE NIGHT IN ONE CITY,
HE NOTICED THAT HE HADN'T SEEN THE HITCHHIKER UPON
LEAVING THE CITY. THE SALESMAN FELT THAT THE HITCH-
HIKER'S OCCURANCES WERE JUST A COINCIDENCE, WHEN
ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE HEARD A NOISE FROM THE BACK
SEAT, HE TURNED AND THERE SAT THE HITCHHIKER WITH
THOSE PEARL WHITE TEETH GIVING OFF A BIG GRIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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NAVAL CUSTOM

AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, A GIRL WHO PUTS
THE HAT OF A MIDSHIPMAN ON HER HEAD AGAINST HIS WILL
OR TO HIS SURPRISE, IS ENTITLED TO A KISS FROM HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 09-08-1969

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BELIEF CONCERNING BIRTH

IF A GIRL IS BORN WITH A WIDOW'S PEAK,
IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SIGN OF ROYALTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): HAIRLINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Birth

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CONFUSCIOUS SAY

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

CONFUSCIOUS SAY:
HE WHO LAY GIRL ON GROUND FIND PEACE ON EARTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): HUMOR SEX METONYMY

Subject headings:

Date learned: 12-00-1968

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TONGUE TWISTERS

RUBBER BABY BUGGY BUMPERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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WINKING OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; DORM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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LENT

HOT CROSS BUNS ARE A BIG PART OF LENT AND ARE EATEN ALOT AT THIS
TIME.

Submitter comment: HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM THIS.
( THIS IS NOT ONLY OBSERVED AMONG SCOTCH-AMERICANS. )

Data entry tech comment: THESE BUNS CAME FROM THE CUSTOM OF MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS OVER
BREAD BEFORE EATING IT. IN THEIR NEXT STAGE, BUNS WERE MADE WITH
A CROSS IMPRINTED ON THEM. AND FINALLY, THEY EVOLVED INTO THE HOT
CROSS BUNS OF TODAY--SPICED DOUGH, SOMETIMES WITH RAISINS, AND WITH
CROSSES OF FROSTING ON TOP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ROOM

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Lent

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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GOOD FRIDAY

ON GOOD FRIDAY, KEEP SILENT FROM 12 NOON TILL 3:00 P.M. FOR THOSE
WERE THE HOURS THAT CHRIST HUNG ON THE CROSS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DORMITORY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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