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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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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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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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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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PROVERB

(DON'T) ASK A CHILD TO DO A JOB EXCEPT A CHILD'S JOB.

Submitter comment: DON'T EXPECT A CHILD TO DO AN ADULT'S JOB.

Data entry tech comment: CHILDREN, PLEASE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-03-1972

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PROVERB

BE A GOOD LISTENER. TALK LESS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IN ITALIAN. SHE LEARNED IT IN ITALY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; POSITIVE INJUNCTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CONVERSATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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PROVERB

BE A PROBLEM SEEKER RATHER THAN A PROBLEM SOLVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POSITIVE INJUNCTION

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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PROVERB

BEER ON WHISKY, PRETTY RISKY,
WHISKY ON BEER, NEVER FEAR.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS PROVERB FROM HIS MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PARADOX ; RHYME

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

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GERMAN PROVERB

BEER AFTER WINE IS VERY FINE;
WINE AFTER BEER, OH DEAR.
BIER AUF WEIN, SCHMECHT UNS FEIN. (GERMAN)
WEIN AUF BIER, GERADE DIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DRINKING ; ELLIPSIS ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-14-1968

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PROVERB

CRY OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SUPERSTITION

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT; SATISFACTION BROUGHT IT BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

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

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

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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IRISH PROVERB

THE DAY OF THE WIND IS NOT THE DAY OF THE SCALLOP.

Submitter comment: SCALLOP REFERS TO TIGHTENING THE THATCH ON A ROOFTOP.

Where learned: GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): FISH?

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM MAXIM

THE DESIRE TO APPEAR CLEVER OFTEN PREVENTS OUR BECOMING SO.

Data entry tech comment: MR. DILES IS A LOCAL RADIO AND T.V. PERSONALITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WXYZ RADIO ; DETROIT

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-12-1969

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PROVERB

A DOG NEVER BARKS WHEN IT SHITS.

Submitter comment: IN OUR FAMILY WHICH WAS UNUSUALLY LARGE IT WAS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT
TO MAINTAIN SILENCE AT THE DINNER TABLE. MY POLISH GRANDMOTHER WAS
SUCCESSFUL WITH A PHRASE I DID NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND. YEARS LATER MY
MOTHER TRANSLATED FOR ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; FUNCTION ; SCATALOGICAL

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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PROVERB

DOING THE RIGHT THING DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DOING THE BEST THING.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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DOG IN A MANGER

DON'T BE A DOG IN THE MANGER.

Submitter comment: MARILOU'S INFORMANT WAS NORMA ALBUS, A NEIGHBOR IN HER OLD NEIGH-
BORHOOD, OF GERMAN-SCOTTISH EXTRACTION (57 YEARS) SHE SAID: MM[ DON'T BE A DOG IN THE MANGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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PROVERB

DON'T BE CHOOSY KATHY,
SO YOU WON'T OVER CHOOSE;
SO YOU WON'T GET A SPARROW
INSTEAD OF A CANARY. (TRANSLATION)
NIE PRZEBIERAJ KASIU,
ZEBYS NIE PRZEBRALA;
ZEBYS ZA KANARKA
WROBLA NIE DOSTALA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT USED TO REMIND HER DAUGHTERS OF THIS PROVERB WHEN
THEY WERE DATING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PERSONAL PROVERB ; RHYME (IN THE ORIGINAL)

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.200
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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