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BILL HAD A BILLBOARD
HE ALSO HAD A BOARD BILL
BILL SOLD HIS BILLBOARD TO PAY FOR HIS BOARD BILL
THEREFORE, BILL'S BILLBOARD NO LONGER BORED BILL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATES THE RHYME HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR A LONG
TIME AND WAS RELATED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVERTISING NONSENSE ; HUMOR PUN INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; RHYME: ABBB ; TONGUETWISTER ; WORD PLAY, ITERATION (FINAL) ALLITERATION

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

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

JEREMIAH, PUFF THE FIRE,
PUFF, PUFF, PUFF.
FIRST, HE BLOWS IT GENTLY,
AND THEN HE BLOWS IT ROUGH.
JEREMIAH, PUFF THE FIRE.
PUFF, PUFF, PUFF.

Submitter comment: NO INFORMATION AS TO WHEN THIS WAS USUALLY RECITED.

Where learned: LETTER

Keyword(s): INCLUSION, SEXTET, CONTRAST ; INDIRECTION, CHARM, ADVICE ; METER: ROCHEE RHYME: ABCBAB ; ONOMATOPOEIA, REPETITION, REFRAIN ALLITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

Date learned: 11-06-1970

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YOUR'S 'TILL THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS,
AND SEAS THE SALAD DRESSING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; EUPHEMISM: HEAT FOR HELL ; PUNS ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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AUTOGRAPH

IT'S THE SONGS YOU SING AND THE SMILES YOU WEAR,
THAT PUT THE SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER
LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: ALASKA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COUPLET ; OBSERVATION ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

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SILLY SALLY RIDDLE

Q: SILLY SALLY LIKES APPLES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE FRUIT.
SILLY SALLY LIKES GLASS, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE WINDOWS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES JEFF, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE JOHN.
SILLY SALLY LIKES BOOKS, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE PAGES.
SILLY SALLY LIKES HIPPIES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE BEATNIKS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES COOKIES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE CRACKERS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES SKIING, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE SNOW.
SILLY SALLY LOVES MISSISSIPPI.
WHAT DOES SILLY SALLY LIKE?
A: SILLY SALLY LIKES WORDS WITH DOUBLE LETTERS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM CLASSMATES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT GOODS (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; PARTICULAR

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-12-1967

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RIDDLE

Q: VERY NICE, VERY NEAT -/ HAS TEETH, CANNOT EAT.
A: A COMB

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ASSONANCE ; REPETITION

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

Date learned: 09-29-1967

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METAPHOR

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLUSION ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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COMPARISON

AS BLIND AS A BAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

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

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DEFINITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS DRUNK AS A SKUNK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; RHYME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-17-1968

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS IRISH AS PADDY'S PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): NAME: PADDY ; NATIONALISM ; PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS ODD AS KATE CARNEY'S CAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; ANIMATED NATURE ; PROPER NAME

James Callow Keyword(s): ECCENTRICITY ; PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

AS SKINNY AS A SAWHORSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DEFINITION ; HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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POLISH PROVERB

AS THE WORK IS DONE, SO ONE IS PAYED. (PAID.)
JAKA PRACA, TAKA PTACA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: I KNOW THIS FROM HOME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; OBSERVATION ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

A BARKING DOG NEVER BITES.

Where learned: WARREN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; THREATS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-04-1968

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE.

Submitter comment: PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE MOST NOISE NEVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; THREATS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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PROVERB

BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS.

Submitter comment: GIVEN TO HER BY DIFFERENT ASSOCIATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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WEATHER COLDNESS

COLDER THAN A WHORE'S HEART.

Submitter comment: REFERRING TO THE WEATHER. USED BY MAUREEN'S FATHER EDWARD. HE IS 53
YEARS OLD AND OF FRENCH AND IRISH DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSTITUTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Air Weather Fire
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-08-1972

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PROVERB

THE CRUELEST LIES ARE OFTEN TOLD IN SILENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; IRONY

James Callow Keyword(s): PARADOX ; SIN OF OMISSION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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