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TO MEAN EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT, EXTEND ERECT THUMB
AND CLENCHED FOUR FINGERS.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; CANADA, ASSUMED ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): THUMBS UP

Subject headings: SPEECH -- All right O.K.

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHAT'S THAT ON THE ROAD--A HEAD?

James Callow comment: SAID, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN GOING OVER A BUMPTY ROAD,
CC[ THE COLLECTOR INFORMS ME.--J.T.C.
CK[ PUN AHEAD

Where learned: ONTARIO ; CANADA, ASSUMED ; OAKVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN AHEAD

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S NAME RHYME

DICKY, DICKY DOUT,
YOUR SHIRT HANGS OUT,
FOUR YARDS IN AND FIVE YARDS OUT.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; CANADA, ASSUMED ; OAKVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): JUVENILE CORRECTIVE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech C870.582

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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COUNTING OUT

IP, DIP, DIP,
MY LITTLE SHIP,
SAILING ON THE WATER
LIKE A CUP AND SAUCER,
BUT YOU ARE NOT ON IT.
THE PERSON WHOSE FOOT IS CHOSEN IS NOT IT. THE LAST
PERSON LEFT IS IT.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I HAD AN AUNT NELLIE
WHO HAD A WOODEN BELLIE
AND WHEN SHE TOUCHED IT,
OUT POPPED JELLY.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

STARE, STARE, LIKE A BEAR,
CALL YOUR MOTHER "GINGER HAIR,"
CHASE YOUR FATHER ROUND A CHAIR,
LIKE A SAUSAGE IN THE AIR.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILD'S RHYME

I'M DIRTY BILL FROM VINEGAR HILL
NEVER HAD A BATH AND NEVER WILL.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLICEMAN, POLICEMAN, DON'T CATCH ME,
CATCH THAT BOY BEHIND THAT TREE.
HE STOLE SUGAR AND I STOLE TEA.
POLICEMAN, POLICEMAN, DON'T CATCH ME.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

MOTHER, MOTHER, NELLY, NELLY,
MAKE A CAKE TO FILL MY BELLY.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; STOMACH

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CRY-BABIES

AMONGST ENGLISH SCHOOL BOYS "CRYING" IS HELD AS A SISSYISH
ACT. A LAD MUST SAY INSTEAD THAT SOMEONE IS "BLUBBING",
"BAWLING", "SQUALLING", "BOOING", "BUBBLIN" AND "CRY-BABIES"
ARE CALLED "BUBBLY BABIES", "BOB BABIES" OR "BOOBY".

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

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ETHNIC JOKE - JEWISH

SCOTSMAN: THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE SCOTLAND.
ENGLISHMAN: THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE ENGLAND.
JEWISH MAN: OH HELL!
SCOTSMAN: THAT'S RIGHT. EVERYMAN TO HIS OWN COUNTRY.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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(TALE FILLED WITH CONTRADICTION)

IT WAS SUMMER'S DAY IN WINTER
THE SNOW WAS RAINING DOWN.
A BARE-FOOTED GIRL WITH CLOGS ON
STOOD SITTING ON THE GROUND.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative Prose Narrative

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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(CATCH TALE)

ME: ADAM AND EVE AND PINCHME WENT OUT IN A BOAT, IT
TIPPED OVER AND ADAM AND EVE SWAM ASHORE. WHO DROWNED?
YOU: PINCHME!
ME: OKAY, I'LL PINCH YOU!

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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(TALE FILLED WITH CONTRADICTION)

IT WAS SUMMER'S DAY IN WINTER
THE SNOW WAS RAINING DOWN.
A BARE-FOOTED GIRL WITH CLOGS ON
STOOD SITTING ON THE GROUND.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative Prose Narrative

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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(CATCH TALE)

ME: ADAM AND EVE AND PINCHME WENT OUT IN A BOAT, IT
TIPPED OVER AND ADAM AND EVE SWAM ASHORE. WHO DROWNED?
YOU: PINCHME!
ME: OKAY, I'LL PINCH YOU!

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SCHOOL RHYME

LATIN IS A SUBJECT
THAT NO ONE ENJOYS;
IT KILLED THE ANCIENT ROMANS,
AND NOW IT'S KILLING BOYS.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER,
AND SO DO PIGS AND SWINE;
RATS AND MICE DO HAVE THEIR CHOICE,
AND SO DO I HAVE MINE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM PROVERBIAL RETORT ANIMALS ; METER: IAMBIC ; MONOLOGUE QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ANIMAL RHYME

THE ELEPHANT IS A PRETTY BIRD,
IT FLITS FROM BOUGH TO BOUGH.
IT BUILDS ITS NEST IN A RHUBARB TREE
AND WHISTLES LIKE A COW.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative C820.442

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CHILDREN,S VERSE

SAM, SAM THE DIRTY OLD MAN,
WASHED HIS FACE IN A FRYIN' PAN;
COMBED HIS HAIR WITH A DONKEY'S TAIL,
SCRATCHED HIS BELLY WITH A PIG'S TOE-NAIL.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): COMPARE "OLD DAN TUCKER" ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CHILD RHYME

JOHNNY MORGAN PLAYED THE ORGAN,
JIMMY PLAYED THE DRUM,
HIS SISTER PLAYED THE TAMBOURINE
TILL FATHER SMACKED HER BUM.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): FAMILY MEMBER CHAIN ; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ; RHYME: ABCB ; SLANG FOR BUTTOCKS

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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