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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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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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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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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 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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AN APPLE

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A SAYING THAT SHE ALWAYS SAYS. SHE HEARD IT WHEN SHE WAS
YOUNG FROM HER PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

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

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY WILL KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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PROVERB

AS YOU WANDER THROUGH LIFE MY FRIEND
WHATEVER BE YOUR GOAL
KEEP YOUR EYE UPON THE DOUGHNUT
AND NOT UPON THE HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM, NOT PESSIMISM ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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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 GOOD LISTENER. YOU CANT LEARN MUCH IF YOU DO ALL
OF THE TALKING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT BELIEVES THAT THIS HELPS PEOPLE LEARN THE ART
OF LISTENING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POSITIVE INJUNCTION

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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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

BE ASHAMED TO CATCH YOURSELF IDLE.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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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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PROVERB

BECOME OLD EARLY IF YOU WISH TO STAY OLD LONG.

Submitter comment: FROM A FELLOW WORKER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PARADOX ; TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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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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BEFORE YOU MARRY

BEFORE YOU MARRY, LOOK AT THAT WHICH YOU ARE DOING.
ANTES QUE TE CASES, MIRA LO QUE HACES. (SPANISH)

Submitter comment: LEARNED THROUGH THE STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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FRIENDS

LAUGH, THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU,
WEEP, AND YOU WEEP ALONE.
BE GLAD, AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE MANY,
BE SAD, AND YOU LOSE THEM ALL.

Where learned: ALMANAC

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; NOBODY LIKES A CRYBABY! ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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