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TEACHER NICKNAMES

AT BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL, MANY OF THE TEACHERS WERE GIVEN
NICKNAMES WHICH WERE USUALLY INSULTING AND WHICH ALL OF THE
BOYS IN ALL OF THE CLASSES SEEMED TO KNOW. ONE, A RATHER
STRONG PERSONALITY, WAS NICKNAMED "SWINE", AND A VERY OLD
BROTHER (CHRISTIAN BROTHERS OF IRELAND) WAS CALLED "MOSES."
AS GRADUATION DAY DREW NEAR, SOMEONE IN THE SENIOR CLASS
WOULD WRITE "12 MORE DAYS OF SWINE AND MOSES", THEN "11
MORE DAYS OF SWINE AND ROSES", (WINE AND ROSES) ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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GERMAN PROVERB

WITHOUT AMBITION, YOU WON'T SUCCEED.
OHNE FLEISS, KEIN PREIS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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PROVERB

WITH KINDNESS AND POLITENESS YOU OPEN DOORS FOR YOURSELF.
MIT DEM HUT IN DER HAND,
KOMMT MAN DURCHS GANZE LAND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY. COLLECTOR HEARD
SOMETHING SIMILAR IN OHIO: MORE BEES ARE ATTRACTED BY HONEY
THAN BY VINEGAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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GERMAN PROVERB

WHERE YOU FIND NICE SONGS
THERE YOU FIND NICE PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN MUNICH, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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WHEN HE HAS MORE THAN HE CAN EAT,
TO FEED A STRANGER'S NOT A FEAT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): FOOD

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

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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THE WEATHER IS LIKE A DOG'S NOSE.

Submitter comment: (COLD AND WET)
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): RAIN SLEET ANIMAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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TREES, NO MATTER HOW TALL THEY GET, WILL NOT REACH TO HEAVEN.

Submitter comment: GERMAN: DIE BAEUME WACHSEN NICHT IN DEN HIMMEL.
(IN THE SENSE THAT THERE IS A LIMIT TO HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
OF GOD'S OMNIPOTENCE.)
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN MUNICH, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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TOO MANY COOKS, SPOIL THE BROTH.

Submitter comment: {GERMAN} ZUVIELE KOECHE, VERDERBEN DEN BREI.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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THERE ARE BLESSINGS IN THE RAIN.
REGEN BRINGT SEGEN. {GERMAN}

Submitter comment: (IN THE SENSE THAT RAIN MAY BRING DISCOMFORT BUT IT
HELPS FLOWERS TO BLOOM, ETC.)
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): WEATHER

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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TEN ACRES OF SAND AND A RED-HEADED WIFE
IS UAUALLY {SIC} THE END OF A PINHEAD'S LIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): THINKS, PINHEAD MEANS DULL-WITTED.} ; {MEANING? COLLECTOR DOESN'T KNOW. PROBABLY, SHE

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

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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TALKING IS SILVER, BUT SILENCE IS GOLD.
REDEN IST SILBER
SCHWEIGEN IST GOLD. {GERMAN}

Submitter comment: (LIKE ENGLISH SAYING, "SAYING IS GOLDEN." ) {????}
INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A YOUNG PERSON IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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WEATHER PROVERB

A SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A SUMMER.
EINE SCHWALBE MACHT NOCH LANGE KEINEN SOMMER. {GERMAN}

Submitter comment: IN THE SENSE THAT WE SAY A ROBIN IS A SIGN OF SPRING,
BUT THE WEATHER MAY NOT ALWAYS REMAIN SPRINGLIKE AFTER
WE SEE THE FIRST ROBIN.
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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WEATHER PROVERB

A SUMMER FOG WILL ROAST A HOG;
A WINTER FOG WILL FREEZE A DOG.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A CHILD WHILE LIVING IN THE
THUMB DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 09-17-1967

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SAVE IN TIME, SO YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING WHEN
IN NEED.
SPARE BEZEITEN, SO HAST DU IN DER NOT. {GERMAN}

Submitter comment: VARIANT OF ENGLISH SAYING "SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY."
INFORMANT HEARD THIS AS A CHILD IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.
I HEARD THE VARIANT AS A CHILD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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RETORT

SLOW AS A SNAIL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN FERNDALE, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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SHARED REMEMBRANCES LIVE ON
LONG AFTER YOUTH HAS COME AND GONE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PROVERB

TRANSLATION: A LONG THREAD, A LAZY GIRL.--(IN THE SENSE
THAT IF YOU TAKE A LONG PIECE OF THREAD TO THREAD THE
NEEDLE, YOU ARE NOT AN AMBITIOUS SEAMSTRESS; SINCE A
LONG THREAD EASILY KNOTS AND KEEPS YOU FROM SEWING QUICKLY.)
LANGES FAEDCHEN, FAULES MAEDCHEN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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PROVERB

TRANSLATION: LIES HAVE SHORT LEGS. (IN THE SENSE THAT
THEY ARE QUICKLY DISCOVERED)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN REGENSBERG, GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN FERNDALE, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-27-1967

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PROVERB

MANY ARE COLD, BUT FEW ARE FROZEN.

Submitter comment: VARIANT OF MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN
INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-07-1967

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