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SAYING

AS WELCOME AS A CASTOR OIL MARTINI.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMMENTING ABOUT THE COLD, WET WEATHER THE DETROIT
WAS HAVING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SAYING

COLD ENOUGH TO PUT PRESTONE IN YOUR POLAR BEAR.

Submitter comment: HERE AGAIN IS AN EXAMPLE ON MR. ELLIOT'S STYLE, A COMBINATION OF
WIT AND ALLITERATION.
USE OF PLOSIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-00-0019

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SAYING

AS MUCH FUN AS AN INGROWN TOENAIL.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMMENTING ON THE NASTY WEATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SAYING

COLDER THAN A MINER'S CAP IN THE WINTER.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS USING A SIMILE TO COMPARE THE COLD WEATHER TO THE
MINER'S STEEL HAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SAYING

MARRIAGE IS LIKE A HARP--NICE MUSIC BUT MANY STRINGS ATTACHED.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ONE OF MR. ELLIOT'S OPENING STATEMENTS. IT ALMOST HIS OWN
NALGROUP OF PROVERBS THAT HE HAS TO OPEN EACH SESSION OF.

James Callow comment: KEYPUNCH CARD WAS BACKWARDS. IN ANY POSITION IT MAKES NO SENSE.
WEATHER REPORTING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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DRIER THAN A DISSERTATION ON DESERTS

Submitter comment: HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF REPETITION OF THE LETTER D,
AND A COMMON STYLE OF MR. ELLIOT.
MR. ELLIOT WAS COMPARING THIS IMPOSSIBILITY WITH THE LACK OF RAIN IN
AN AREA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SAYING

LIKE TRYING TO FIND FEATHERS ON AN AARDVARK.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMPARING THE IMPOSSIBILTY OF NICE WEATHER TO THE
IMPOSSIBILITY OF FINDING FEATHERS ON AN AARDVARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Anatomy Joke

I've studied Gray, and learned to name
The parts which make the frame.
But it took a guy in a singles bar,
To show me what the parts were for.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; from a friend

James Callow Keyword(s): Henry Gray's "Anatomy"

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001990s

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URBAN TALE

IT WAS SAID THAT A GIRL MARRIED A DEAD MAN IN THE FUNERAL PARLOR
JUST BEFORE HE WAS BURIED. HE WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT ONE
NIGHT, AT THE SAME TIME SHE FOUND OUT THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH HIS
BABY. SHE TOLD HER MINSTER WHAT HAD HAPPEN AND NOW THE BABY WOULD
NOT HAVE A LAST NAME. THE MINISTER SUGGESTED THAT SHE MARRY THE
BOY IN THE FUNERAL PARLOR SO THAT THE BABY WOUL BE CONSIDERED
LEGITIMATE AND HAVE A PROPER LAST NAME. THE MINISTER OFFICIATED AT
THE CEREMONY, AND IT WAS SAID TO BE LEGAL IN THE EYES OF THE STATE.

Submitter comment: THIS TALE WAS SPUN BY SCHOOLGIRLS TO SHOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO THEM
IF THEY BECAME PREGNANT.
FUNCTION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SHOE JOKES

HE WAS NO "HEEL".

Submitter comment: INFORMANT AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOKES, WHEN
WE BOTH CAME UP WITH A FEW.
PUN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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SAYING

MONEY TALKS, BULLSHIT WALKS

Submitter comment: EASIER TO TALK OF ONESELF, BUT IT IS HARDER TO PROVE YOUR
ACHIEVEMENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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SAYING

HURRAH FOR ME THE HELL WITH YOU

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING WAS PASSED ON TO THE INFORMANT AS A COMMENT MADE BY HIS
GRANDFATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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SAYING

THE TOWER WILL FALL WHEN A VIRGIN GRADUATES FROM WESTERN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS VISITING WESTERN UNIVERSITY
WHEN HE HAD THIS FOLKLORE OF ACADAME PASSED ON TO HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SAYING

KEEP YOUR GRADES ABOVE "C" LEVEL.

Submitter comment: THIS COMMENT WAS PASSED ONTO ME WHEN THE INFORMANT AND I WERE
STUDYING TOGETHER.
PUN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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GOOD FRIDAY BREAD

IF YOU BAKE BREAD ON GOOD FRIDAY, IT WOULD BE THE BEST, BECAUSE
ORIGINALLY ON THE FIRST GOOD FRIDAY, A WOMAN WAS MAKING BREAD
AND OUR LORD PASSED WITH THE CRUCIFIX. WITH A TOWEL TO COVER THE
BREAD, SHE WIPED CHRIST'S FACE. FROM THEN ON, AND ( SIC ) BREAD MADE
ON GOOD FRIDAY WOULD BE THE BEST EVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 02-17-1970

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NOBILITY

IN ITALY, PEOPLE ARE VERY CLASS CONSCIOUS. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER
WAS OF THE NOBILITY THERE. HE MARRIED AND CAME TO AMERICA ALONG
WITH COUSINS THROUGH MARRIAGE (NOT OF NOBILITY). THERE, THE COUSINS
STRUCK IT RICH IN NEW YORK IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE GREAT GRAND_
FATHER JUST HAD A SMALL STORE. FINALLY, 20 YRS. LATER, NOT TRAVELING
TOGETHER, BOTH GRANDFATHER AND RELATIVES RETURNED TO THE TOWN AT
THE SAME TIME; THE WHOLE TOWN TURNED OUT TO GREET THE GREAT_GRAND_
FATHER. BUT FOR THE COUSINS (WHO WERE HANDING OUT MONEY), THEY
PRACTICALLY WERE IGNORED DESPITE THEIR WEALTH. THE COUSINS NEVER
FORGOT THIS AND RESENTED THE GRANDFATHER UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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GOOD FRIDAY

"ON GOOD FRIDAY, YOU MUST NEVER SWEEP THE FLOOR BECAUSE GOD IS DEAD
AND YOU MIGHT SWEEP HIM OUT."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT GOT THIS FROM HER MOTHER WHO BELIEVES IN THIS FERVENTLY.
THIS WAS GOTTEN ( WRITTEN ) DOWN VERBATIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): BROOMS ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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Lady Bug

If a lady bug landed on you, you would say this little verse
and blow it off your hand. If it flew away out of sight, without
landing, her children were safe.
Lady Bug, Lady Bug
Fly fast away
Your house is on fire
And your children astray.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNKNOWN ; ROSEVILLE ; Child

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

Date learned: 00001950S

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OLD MR. KELLY

"OLD MR. KELLY HAD A PIMPLE ON HIS BELLY AND
HIS WIFE CUT IT OFF AND IT TASTED LIKE JELLY."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT JUMPED ROPE ROPE TO THIS RHYME IN NEW YORK FOR MANY YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-24-1970

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"17" (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

TO ITALIANS, THE NUMBER, "SEVENTEEN", IS CONSIDERED HARD LUCK.
SO WHEN MAKING MEATBALLS, FOR INSTANCE,
THEY WILL MAKE "16" OR "18" MEATBALLS BUT NEVER "17".

Submitter comment: INFORMATIONT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER IN NEW YORK AS A CHILD.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.17
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-10-1970

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