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PROVERB

BEER ON WHISKEY MIGHTY RISKY,
WHISKEY ON BEER NEVER FEAR.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

COLD DAY IN HELL.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.

Data entry tech comment: MATTHEW 7:12--IN EVERYTHING, DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE
THEM DO TO YOU, FOR THIS SUMS UP THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BLASON POPULAIRE

EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST AND NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

THE FUTURE LIES IN YOUR HANDS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GOING UP SALT RIVER

"HE'S GONE UP SALT RIVER"

Submitter comment: WHILE LIVING IN THE AREA NEAR LOUISVILLE AND FORT KNOX,
KENTUCKY, I HEARD SEVERAL PEOPLE USE THE EXPRESSION,
WHEN REFERRING TO THE DEFEAT OF A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC
OFFICE. ONE LADY, A LONGTIME KENTUCKY RESIDENT, TOLD ME
IT REFERRED TO THE FACT THAT YEARS AGO SETTLEMENTS ON THE
SALT RIVER, WHICH EMPTIES INTO THE OHIO (RIVER) SOUTH OF
LOUISVILLE, WERE CONSIDERED ABOUT AS FAR OUT OF THE WAY AS
ONE COULD GO.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; FORT KNOX ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL, AND SPEAK NO EVIL.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD CHICKEN, HERRING WILL DO.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING PLEASANT TO SAY, DON'T SAY
ANYTHING AT ALL.

Submitter comment: SAID BY THE INFORMANT WHEN TELLING HER CHILDREN TO BE NICE,
TO BE AGREEABLE TO OTHER PEOPLE. THE INFORMANT SAID THAT
SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AND AUNT WHEN SHE WAS GROWING
UP IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY DURING THE 1940'S. SHE ALSO
REPORTED THAT IT WAS ALWAYS SAID IN A PLEASANT TONE OF VOICE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001940 CA

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PROVERB

IT'LL BE A SNOWY DAY IN JUNE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COMPARISON

(IT'LL) TWILL NEVER BE NOTICED ON A GALLOPING HORSE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SAID TO SOMEONE WHO IS WORRYING ABOUT A MINOR
DETAIL OF HIS (OR HER) DRESS, TO ENCOURAGE THEM NOT TO
WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MATTER. IT IS ALSO
SAID TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO HURRY UP AND GET READY TO GO,
THAT THE SMALL DETAIL SHOULDN'T MAKE HIM OR HER SO
ANXIOUS. THIS WAS SAID MANY TIMES BY THE MOTHER AND
AUNTS OF THE INFORMANT WHEN GROWING UP IN LOUISVILLE,
KENTUCKY 1930-1950, AND THEY STILL SAY IT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; TENNESSEE ; LEBANON ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW BUT WHO YOU ARE.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY BUT HOW YOU SAY IT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

A JOB WELL DONE NEED NOT BE DONE AGAIN.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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