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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR: DEFENSIVENESS

YOU CAN BUILD A WALL OF DEFENSE HIGH ENOUGH THAT EVENTUALLY YOU
CAN SIT ON IT AND WATCH THE WORLD GO BY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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IF YOU GIVE A PURSE AS A GIFT, YOU SHOULD PUT A PENNY IN IT
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED ; PEABODY CAFE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 05-13-1969

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BELIEF

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED BY MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER:
I'M GLAD I ATE WHEN I DID, 'CAUSE I'M NOT HUNGRY
NOW.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USUALLY SAID AFTER A HUGE MEAL HAS BEEN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 04-03-1969

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NAMING

GERMANS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO THE UNITED STATES
WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS." WITH THEM THEY BROUGHT
THEIR FINE PRECIOUS METAL WORK IN SILVER. THE
FIRST TWO LETTERS OF EASTERLING WERE DROPPED AND
THE SILVER WORK WAS CALLED "STERLING."
THEY WERE CALLED "EASTERLINGS" BECAUSE THEY CAME
FROM THE EAST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Service Table furnishing and decoration Implement to handle food

Date learned: 05-13-1969

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BELIEF

TO WARD OFF RABBITS, PLANT EMPTY GINGER ALE BOTTLES
IN THE GARDEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): GINGERALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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BELIEF

TO FRIGHTEN OFF BIRDS FROM YOUR GARDEN, PLACE A
LENGTH OF GARDEN HOSE IN IT AND THEY WILL THINK
IT'S A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CLASS ASSIGNMENT ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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IF YOU WANT TO GET DRUNK AGAIN THE MORNING AFTER YOU HAVE
BEEN DRUNK, DRINK A TLL GLASS OF WATER. YOU WON'T NEED
TO DRINK ANY MORE LIQUOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FIRST THING YOU BRING INTO A NEW HOUSE IS SUGAR, SALT AND
BREAD FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 05-13-1969

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IF YOU PUT UP A FENCE RAIL IN THE WANE OF THE MOON, IT WILL
SINK INTO THE MUD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFE

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Architecture
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 04-19-1969

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IF YOU PLANT CROPS IN THE WANE OF THE MOON, THEY WILL WITHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

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IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DOWN BY NEW YEAR'S DAY
BAD LUCK WILL COME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas tree
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 03-02-1969

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IF YOU EAT ANY KIND OF BERRY, YOU WILL GET AN APPENDIX.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFE

Keyword(s): APPENDICITIS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-02-1969

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POPULAR SAYING

WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

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

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DINNER PARTY

A WOMAN WAS GOING TO GIVE A DINNER PARTY FOR HER
FRIENDS. HER CAT GOT INTO THE CASSEROLE AND ATE
SOME. THE WOMAN DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO FIX ANYTHING
ELSE, SO SHE JUST SCRAPED OFF THE AREA HE HAD
GOTTEN INTO. THE DINNER PARTY WENT SMOOTHLY
UNTIL THE WOMAN CAME BACK INTO THE KITCHEN FOR
SOMETHING AND FOUND HER CAT DEAD. SHE RUSHED HER
FRIENDS TO THE HOSPITAL TO PUMP THEIR STOMACHS--
SHE LATER FOUND OUT THE CAT HAD EATEN SOME POISON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY CAFETERIA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal Tale

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FOLK SPEECH

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

TO EACH HIS OWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

NO REST FOR THE WEARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DEAN COOK IS A GREAT GUY. HE'D DO ANYTHING HE COULD TO HELP
OUT THE STUDENTS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 02-12-1969

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THE CUSTOM HERE, WHEN A GIRL GETS "PINNED" OR ENGAGED,
IS FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND HALLMATES TO THROW HER FULLY
CLOTHED INTO THE SHOWER AND KEEPING HER THERE UNTIL SHE IS
THOROUGHLY DRENCHED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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