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IF THE FOUNTAIN BLOWS STRAIGHT UP, IT WILL BE A SUNNY DAY, IF IT
BLOWS TO ONE SIDE, SO THAT YOU CAN SEE TWO STREAMS (DRAWING ON
5X8 CARD DEPICTING THE DIFFERENCE), IT WILL BE A CLOUDY DAY.

Submitter comment: THERE IS A HUGE FOUNTAIN IN LAKE GENEVA; IT SHOOTS HUNDREDS

Where learned: GENEVA ; SWITZERLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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Proverb

An idle mind is the Devil's workshop

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; LAZY ; Mind ; Weakness

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Order is Heaven's first law.

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Keyword(s): HEAVEN ; Law ; ORDER ; RELIGION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

There's no fool like an old fool.

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Keyword(s): AGE ; Fool ; Old ; Senility ; Wise ; YOUTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Ear ; Pig ; Purse ; Silk ; Sow ; UGLINESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

Abu mebe karka komra

Translated: Oh! If only a duck would kick you!

Submitter comment:

Said in a jesting manner; a retaliation.

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Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; ETHNIC ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; UKRAINIAN ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Polish Saying:

"Jaz Kuba Bogu Tui Bog Kubie"

Translated: God does to Jacob as Jacob does to God.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; ETHNIC ; God ; Maxim ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; RELIGION ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed, Early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

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Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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SONG

DID YOU EVER GO FISHING ON A BRIGHT SUNDAY?
SIT ON THE DOCK AND FISH ALL DAY,
WITH YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS
AND YOUR POCKETS IN YOUR PANTS,
WATCH THOSE FISHES DO THE HULA HULA DANCE.

Submitter comment: ( SUNG TO THE TUNE OF ANY SQUARE DANCE )

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; GENE ; TOLD AT HER HOME TO HER SON

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

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BELIEF

THE BLESSED MOTHER TURNS HER BACK ON GIRLS WHO WHISTLE.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY FR. CAHILL WHO HEARD IT FROM HIS IRISH MOTHER.
SHE TOLD IT TO HER DAUGHTER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Blessed Mother ; Girls ; Holy Mother ; Indecent ; Mary ; MOTHER ; RELIGION ; Whistle

James Callow Keyword(s): FRIVOLITY

Subject headings: Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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