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I'm a sheet slitter. I slit sheets. I'm the best sheet slitter
that ever slit a sheet.

Submitter comment: This is a particular favorite of children since the
mispronounced words result in much laughter.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

James Callow Keyword(s): tongue-twister

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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If it rains on the day of a funeral, it is felt to be a sign
that the dead person lived a life filled with love and laughter.

Submitter comment: This was said at the funeral of my aunt, whose life was truly
filled with love and laughter.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

Keyword(s): COMPENSATION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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New Year's Eve

In the Steubenville and Toronto, Ohio areas, it is traditional
on New Year's Eve to eat a dinner of keilbassi, sauerkrault and
mashed potatoes.

Submitter comment: I remember hearing that this is a German tradition that is
followed to ensure good luck throughout the coming year.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

Keyword(s): SAUERKRAUT

James Callow Keyword(s): Kielbasa

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'M THE LAST TO WRITE
IN YOUR AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 00-00-1948

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RUB GOLD STOMACH (OF GOOD LUCK CHARM) AND WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Q:WHY DO JEWS HAVE BIG NOSES?
A:AIR IS FREE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BLUE - RARITY OF INCIDENTS - PROVERBIAL STATEMENTS

1) I'LL BE A BLUE-NOSED MONKEY!---SURPRISE AT AN EVENT OR
UNFAMILIAR OBJECT
2) ONCE IN A BLUE MOON---SELDOM
3) A BLUE APPLE---SOMETHING RARE

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Apple ; Blue ; COLOR ; METAPHOR ; Monkey ; MOON ; PROVERB ; Rarity ; SURPRISE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A POLLACK WITH A NEGRO?
A RETARDED JANITOR

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Janitor ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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A:WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A NEGRO WITH A JEW?
B:A JANITOR, BUT HE OWNS THE BUILDING!

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Stereotype

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: IF I HAD ONE THOUSAND MEN AND YOU HAD ONE THOUSAND
MEN AND WE WERE AT WAR, WHO WOULD WIN?
LISTENER: I GIVE UP.
ANSWER: I WOULD BECAUSE YOU JUST GAVE UP.

Where learned: OHIO ; CINCINNATI

Keyword(s): MEN (Q) ; UP (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ORDER IS HEAVEN S FIRST LAW

Submitter comment: CONVERSATION

Where learned: OHIO ; Sylvania

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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PEPERONI

WHILE ATTENDING JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY, MY ROOMMATE, GARY
PASQUALICCHIV, WOULD BRING PEPERONI BREAD FROM HOME. HE SAID HE
GOT IT FROM A SPECIAL BAKERY IN ERIE PENN. SEVERAL OF US TRIED TO GET
IT ELSEWHERE BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE EVENT WAS SPECIAL SINCE THE BREAD
WAS RARE AND HAD TO BE EATEN RIGHT AWAY OR IT WOULD SPOIL. THE BREAD
WAS CIRCULAR, SHAPED LIKE A DOUGHNUT, WITH PEPERONI SLICES BAKED
IN THE CENTER OF THE LOAF. THE EVENT WAS ENHANCED WHEN HOME-MADE
WINE WAS ADDED. THE WINE CAME FROM MY FATHER IN CANTON. WINE WAS
ILLEGAL IN THE DORMS AT THAT TIME AND ADDED TO THE OCCASION SINCE
THE DOORS HAD TO BE LOCKED TO KEEP THE FLOOR ADVISOR OUT. A SMALL
GROUP OF 4 TO 5 WOULD GATHER WHEN GARY RETURNED FROM A VISIT HOME
TO ENJOY THE FEAST.

Data entry tech comment: ALSO ON THE 5 X 8 CARD ARE A TOP AND CROSS - CUT VIEW OF THE BREAD

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND ; JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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LITTLE BOY

IN MANNPISSE, IRELAND THERE IS A STATUE OF A LITTLE BOY URINATING.
THE STORY HAS IT THAT A LITTLE BOY WAS LOST AND HIS FATHER LOOKED
ALL OVER FOR HIM. THE FATHER SAID THAT IF HE FOUND THE LITTLE
BOY, HE WOULD BUILD A STATUE OF THE LITTLE BOY DOING WHATEVER THE
FATHER FOUND HIM DOING. THE LITTLE BOY WAS FOUND URINATING AND
A STATUE WAS BUILT.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Monument

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE MOSQUITOES BITE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIATION: BEDBUGS

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

OH DEAR, BREAD AND BEER,
IF I WERE DEAD, I WOULDN'T BE HERE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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IF A PICTURE FALLS FROM THE WALL, THEN IT MEANS SOMEONE
IS GOING TO DIE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT HER FATHER DIED WITHIN A FEW DAYS
AFTER A PICTURE FELL FROM THEIR WALL IN OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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THE FIRST THUNDER MEANT THE SNAKES WERE AWAKE. SO
YOU WATCHED FOR SNAKES AFTER THE FIRST THUNDER IN
THE SPRING.

Submitter comment: BOTH HELD THIS IN POPULAR TRADITION IN THEIR HOMES
IN GLOUCESTER AND HOLLISTER, OHIO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; DETROIT ; GLOUCESTER ; HOLLISTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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BALD-HEADEDNESS IS A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE.

Submitter comment: TOLD ME BY MY FATHER, WHO WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY
BALD.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses No hair, baldness

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THE FIRST THUNDER MEANT THE SNAKES WERE AWAKE. SO
YOU WATCHED FOR SNAKES AFTER THE FIRST THUNDER IN
THE SPRING.

Submitter comment: BOTH HELD THIS IN POPULAR TRADITION IN THEIR HOMES
IN GLOUCESTER AND HOLLISTER, OHIO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; DETROIT ; GLOUCESTER ; HOLLISTER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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PARTING

AROUND THE BEND, AROUND THE CURVE,
GOODBYE MY LOVER, GOODBYE.

Submitter comment: SHE USED TO SAY THIS WHEN WE WENT AROUND A BEND IN THE CAR.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.347

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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