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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU CATCH A RABBIT?
ANSWER: STAND BEHIND A TREE AND MAKE NOISE LIKE A CARROT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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RABBIT RIDDLE

QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU CATCH A RABBIT?

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) ; TREE (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE JOB?
I HAVE A HIGH EYE Q.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ANATOMY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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WHY DID THE MORON TAKE A LADDER TO CHURCH?
HE WANTED TO HEAR A HIGH MASS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): CHURCH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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MORON RIDDLE

WHY DI THE MORON TIP TOE PAST THE MEDICINE CABINET?
BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO WAKE UP THE SLEEPING PILLS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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KNOCK ON WOOD AFTER BOASTING.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22
SPEECH -- Knocking on wood

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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IF TWO PEOPLE SAY THE SAME WORDS OR SOME PHRASE
SIMULTANEOUSLY THEY SHOULD LINK THEIR LITTLE FINGERS
TOGETHER AND MAKE A WISH.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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I (POINT TO I) THINK (POINT TO YOUR HEAD) YOU (POINT TO ANOTHER PERSON) STINK (HOLD YOUR NOSE).

Submitter comment: THIS INVOLVES ALL GESTURES--NO SOUNDS OR WORDS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of quantity or weight
SPEECH -- Derision Scorn

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RESPECTFUL GESTURE

THE MAN ALLOWS A WOMAN TO PROCEED {PRECEDE} HIM THROUGH A
DOOR OR PASSAGE-WAY.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS GOOD MANNERS.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

WISHES WON'T WASH DISHES.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-24-1967

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PROVERB

WHEN MONEY TALKS, NOBODY PAYS MUCH ATTENTION TO THE GRAMMAR.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TRUST NO MAN, THOUGH HE BE YOUR BROTHER
WHOSE HAIR IS ONE COLOR AND HIS BEARD ANOTHER.

Submitter comment: IT WAS RATHER DIFFICULT TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BELIEF,
SINCE HER 4 BROTHERS ALL HAD BEARDS OF DIFFERENT COLOR
THAN THEIR HAIR. IT WAS USED MORE AS A PERSONAL TAUNT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN
BEFORE YOU CROSS THE STREET

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): SAFETY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001940S

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SING BEFORE YOU EAT,
YOU'LL CRY BEFORE YOU SLEEP.

Submitter comment: AN OLD SAYING MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO KEEP ME FROM
SINGING BEFORE BREAKFAST; SHE ALWAYS SAID IT WAS
"BAD LUCK," BUT I RATHER SUSPECT I WAS JUST TOO NOISY.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

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GERMAN PROVERB

SAUERKRAUT AND PORK MAKE AN OLD LADY FAT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FOOD ; GLUTTONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

THE MAN WHO IS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH,
SELDOM MAKES MUCH STIR.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS OUR FAMILY DOCTOR. HE ALWAYS TOLD THIS TO EVERY NEW
PARENT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; METAPHOR ; OBERSERVATION ; REPUTATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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I WISH NOT WHAT IS ANOTHER'S, BUT I WILL NOT GIVE
UP MY OWN.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): POSSESSION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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(BROKEN GLASS)

ONE DAY A MAN RETURNED HOME TO FIND HIS BOY AND GIRL
CRYING, FOR THEIR MOTHER HAD DISAPPEARED. THREE
MONTHS LATER, DAD DISAPPEARED. THE CHILDREN SEARCHED
TO NO AVAIL. ONE DAY THE BOY DID NOT RETURN FROM PLAY.
ALL ALONE, THE GIRL CRIED AND SEARCHED FOR HER LOST
FAMILY. ONE NIGHT SHE HEARD NOISES FROM THE ATTIC.
FRIGHTENED, SHE CLIMBED THE LONG STAIRS. AS SHE ROSE
HIGHER SHE HEARD MOANING. CAUTIOUSLY, SHE OPENED THE
DOOR AND . . . (HERE THE NARRATOR SCREECHES) (WHEN
THE AUDIENCE RECOVERS, SOMEONE, IF THE SPEAKER IS
LUCKY, ASKS, "WHY DID SHE SCREAM? THE SPEAKER
ANSWERS "YOU'D SCREAM TOO IF YOU STEPPED ON BROKEN
GLASS!"

Submitter comment: A GROUP OF US WERE TOLD THIS STORY AT A PICNIC IN
SYLVANIA {OHIO}.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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ORDINARY FOLKTALE

THERE WAS ONCE A LITTLE SPOILED BOY WHO HAD SO MUCH
THAT WHEN HE DIDN'T GET WHAT HE WANTED, HE SLAPPED AND
KICKED AT HIS MOTHER. AS HE WAS GOING TO SCHOOL ONE DAY,
HE MET WITH A MISFORTUNE AND WAS KILLED. THE MOTHER
MOURNED AND TRIED TO MAKE HIS FUNERAL THE BEST POSSIBLE.
AT THE CEMETERY THEY HAD TO DRAG THE WEEPING MOTHER AWAY.
THREE DAYS LATER SHE VISITED THE GRAVE AND WAS HORRIFIED
AT WHAT SHE SAW. STICKING UP FROM THE GROUND WERE
FOUR CHUBBY FINGERS. OTHERS WERE ALSO HORRIFIED AND
TRIED TO COVER THEM. THREE TIMES THE MOTHER WENT TO
THE GRAVE AND FOUND THE FINGERS STICKING UP EVERY TIME.
THE MOTHER WENT TO THE PARISH PRIEST WHO SOON DISCOVERED
THAT THE YOUNG BOY HAD NEVER BEEN PUNISHED FOR HIS BAD
BEHAVIOR. THE MOTHER WOULD HAVE TO PUNISH THE BOY NOW
BY BEATING HIS FINGERS INTO THE GROUND IF HE WERE
TO FINALLY HAVE ETERNAL REST. THE MORAL OF THE STORY
IS NOT TO STRIKE YOUR PARENTS.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A COMMUNITY INSTRUCTOR: 1940S.
SLAPPING CAUSES HAND OF BURIED SINNER TO RETURN UNDERGROUND IN GRAVE
TOLD BY A COMMUNITY INSTRUCTOR IN THE 1940S

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Magic

Date learned: CA12001965

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