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BEANS, BEANS, THE TROPICAL FRUIT.
THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE YOU TOOT.
THE MORE YOU TOOT THE BETTER YOU FEEL,
SO EAT MORE BEANS AT EVERY MEAL.

Submitter comment: SAID AROUND THE CAMPFIRE. IT WAS ALWAYS SAID IN THE
TENT IF ANYONE "TOOTED" THAT THEY HAD BEANS FOR SUPPER.

Where learned: CAMP

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FLATULENCE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
SPEECH -- Formula

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND SETTLE DOWN,
SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING GOWN.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

MM[ REMEMBER A
REMEMBER B
BUT C THAT U
REMEMBER ME.

Submitter comment: FOUND IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; FRIENDSHIP ; IAMBIC DIMETER ; RHYME: ABCB ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

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AUTOGRAPH- VERSE

MM[ REMEMBER M
REMEMBER E
PUT THEM TOGETHER , REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME: ABCB ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

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SMILE AWHILE

SMILE

AWHILE

AND WHILE YOU SMILE

ANOTHER

SMILES,

AND SOON THERE'S MILES MM[
AND MILES

OF SMILES

AND LIFE'S WORTH WHILE

BECAUSE YOU SMILE.

Submitter comment: VERSE PRINTED ON DECORATED POSTCARD.

Where learned: DETROIT ; POSTCARD COLLECTION ; CIRCA 1910

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME: AAABAAAAAA

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

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

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ACT ENTHUSIASTIC (SIC) AND YOU'LL BE ENTHUSIASTIC.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AND SAYS IT MEANS THAT EVEN
THOUGH YOU'RE NOT ENTHUSED ABOUT SOMETHING ACT AS THOUGH YOU ARE
AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BE ENTHUSED. INFORMANT BELIEVES THIS TO BE
TRUE.

Data entry tech comment: KEYPUNCHER BELIEVES THIS TO BE TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ATTITUDE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ACT IN SUCH A MANNER IN WHICH YOU WOULDN'T MIND TO BE SEEN BY OTHERS.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ORIGIN (LITHUANIAN)

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AN ADULT IS ONE WHO SCOLDS HIS CHILDREN FOR ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE
REALITY, WHILE HE ORDERS HIS THIRD MARTINI.

Data entry tech comment: SONNY ELIOT IS A LOCAL TV WEATHERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HYPOCRISY ; LIQUOR ; OBSERVATION ; PARADOX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ADVICE IS ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD RATHER GIVE THAN GET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT MENTIONED THIS FACT A NUMBER OF TIMES DURING A RELIGIOUS
RETREAT HELD THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL ALMOST EVERY YEAR. HE WAS THE
ADVISOR OF MY GROUP IN MY SENIOR YEAR. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
LISTEN TO THIS BIT OF WISDOM AT LEAST FIVES TIMES. PERHAPS HE WAS
TRYING TO PROVE THE POINT.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1966

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HIGH GOALS

AIM AT THE SKY AND YOU WILL HIT THE TOP OF THE TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COSMOS ; PLANTS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY.

James Callow comment: IT'S INTERESTING THAT STEVENSON LISTS THIS UNDER "JACK"
RATHER THAN "WORK" -- F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; NAME: JACK FOR MALE OR PERSON ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-29-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK AND PLENTY OF IT.

Data entry tech comment: PARODY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; PUN ON JACK AS SLANG FOR MONEY.

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; PARODY ; PUN: JACK FOR MONEY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JOHNNY A DULL BOY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION ; JACK ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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SAVING ADVICE

ALWAYS SPEND LESS THAN YOU EARN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; FUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PROVERB

AMBITION AND LOVE ARE THE WINGS TO GREAT DEEDS

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AMBITION KILLED CAESAR.

Where learned: USS FRED T BERRY (DD-858)

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; CAESAR FOR POLITICIAN ; NAME SYMBOLISM ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERB

ANYBODY CAN BE FOOLED ONCE, BUT ONLY A FOOL CAN BE FOOLED TWICE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION ; REPETITION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-09-1969

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SMOKING

ANYONE CAN QUIT SMOKING, BUT IT TAKES A MAN TO FACE CANCER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; FUNCTION ; IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PROVERB

ANYONE WHO GOES TO A PSYCHIATRIST SHOULD HAVE HIS HEAD EXAMINED.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ASCRIBED TO SAM ; CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ANY PORT IN A STORM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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