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RUSSIAN PROVERB

THE CHURCH IS CLOSE
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL STAY HOME.
THE TAVERN'S FAR
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL WALK FAST.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL RUSSIAN CLASS
HENRY FORD H.S., DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; CONTRAST ; IRONY

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; IRONY ; PRIORITIES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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EFFECTS OF DRINKING

WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL GETS DRUNK HE LOSES ALL THE GOOD GRACES
HE HAS STORED UP IN HEAVEN AND WHEN HE REPENTS, HE GETS THEM
ALL BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SCHOOL BELIEF

IT IS BELIEVED THAT GETTING TOTALLY DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE A
PSYCHOLOGY TEST WILL BRING A PASSING GRADE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT AND HIS ROOMMATE FOLLOWED THIS FOR THREE
TESTS AND RECEIVED PASSING GRADES OF B OR BETTER,
HOWEVER THE INFORMANT LATER DROPPED OUT DUE TO POOR GRADES.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

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PROVERB

I'M ON THE WAGON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): MEANING: I'M NOT DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; WATER WAGON

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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A PERSON ENTERS A BAR OPTIMISTICALLY AND LEAVES MISTY OPTICALLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PUN ; SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BLASON POPULAIRE

PHI KAPPS NEVER GET DRUNK, IF THEY DO THEY NEVER STAGGER,
IF THEY STAGGER THEY NEVER FALL. IF THEY FALL THEY FALL ON THEIR
FACES, SO THEIR PINS NEVER SHOW.

Submitter comment: SPOKEN WHILE DRINKING AT THE 20'S WITH SOME FRATERNITY BROTHERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RESEMBLES A CHAIN TALE.

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; ITERATION ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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DIVINATION OF DESTINY

WHEN A BABY IS VERY YOUNG PLACE A COIN, BEER AND A ROSARY WITHIN THE
REACH OF THE BABY. IF THE BABY FIRST REACHES FOR THE COIN, IT WILL
ALWAYS HAVE MONEY. IF IT REACHES FOR THE BEER IT WILL FAVOR THE
DRINK. IF IT FIRST REACHES FOR THE ROSARY THE BABY IS DESTINED TO
BECOME RELIGIOUS.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS GIVEN TO MRS. CHESNEY BY MATILDA MELLON, HER MOTHER, WHO WAS AN IRISH IMMIGRANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SYMBOLS ; SYMPATHETIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 09-16-1975

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THE FOLLOWING IS A SONG THAT IS SUNG WHILE DRINKING BEER:
"IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER,
THAT'S WHY WE DRINK IT HERE.
AND WHEN WE ARE GONE FROM HERE
OUR FRIENDS WILL BE DRINKING ALL THE BEER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; CHIASMUS ; DRINKING SONG ; RHYME: AAAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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THE FOLLOWING IS A VERSE THE RESPONDENT LEARNED FROM A CUSTOMER WHO
SAID IT WAS AN OLD MEXICAN SAYING:
"HE WHO DRINKS GETS DRUNK;
HE WHO GETS DRUNK GOES TO SLEEP;
HE WHO GOES TO SLEEP DOES NOT SIN;
HE WHO DOES NOT SIN GOES TO HEAVEN;
SO LETS ALL DRINK AND GO TO HEAVEN."

Where learned: DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; CUMULATIVE FORMULA ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.447

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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THE FOLLOWING VERSE IS INSCRIBED ON A SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE OF PAT
SULLIVAN'S TAVERN:
"COME TARRY HERE
AND WELCOME BE
AND QUAFF THE
FOAMING BREW.
A FRIENDLY WORD,
A SMILE, A SONG,
WILL CHEER THE
HEART OF YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; COMARADERIE ; IRREGULAR RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.447

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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IN A BAR, IF A CUSTOMER PUTS HIS EMPTY GLASS ALONGSIDE THE WOODEN
EDGE OF THE COUNTER IT SIGNALS TO THE BARTENDER THAT HE WILL HAVE
ANOTHER OF WHAT HE HAS BEEN DRINKING. THE BARTENDER WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BRING THE DRINK, VERBAL TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
Food Drink -- MenuService
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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DRINKING STROHS BEER, MORE SO THAN INBIBING ANY OTHER BREW, WILL
RESULT IN THE PERSON GETTING A HANGOVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; PROPAGANDA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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"BAR TIME" IS THE TIME ON CLOCKS IN BARS AND LOUNGES. IT IS ALWAYS
FAST, USUALLY TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES SO. THIS IS TO PROVIDE
INSURANCE THAT THE BARTENDER DOES NOT SERVE ANY DRINKS AFTER THE
TIME SPECIFIED BY THE LIQUOR LAWS OF THE LOCALE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT ALLOWED ENTRANCE INTO A DRINKING
ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF SOME PREVIOUS MISDOINGS IS SAID TO BE
"BARRED" FROM THE PREMISES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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A "SHELL" IS A GLASS OF DRAFT BEER. WHEN DRAFT BEER IS POURED IN
LARGER GOBLET LIKE GLASSES IT IS CALLED A "BOOMBA."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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