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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

NEVER GET MAD AT ANYONE ON ST. PAT'S DAY OR YOU WILL BE MAD ALL YEAR.

Submitter comment: EVERY ST. PAT'S DAY WHEN THE MEN HAVE BEEN OUT DRINKING
THE WOMEN SAY THIS TO PREVENT FAMILY FIGHTS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 17 Feast of St. Patrick
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: CA1960-1975

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ANGER

BETTER TO BE PISSED OFF THAN BE PISSED ON.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO INFORMANT BY JOHN JOGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SCATALOGICAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER AND MISTREATMENT ; CONTRAST ; PARALLELISM ; URINE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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MAFIA APPLICATION

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MAFIA APPLICATION
WHATZA U NAME?}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}U HAGE?}}}}}}}
WHATZA U HOWZA NUMBA?}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}U STREETA?}}}}}}}}}}
WHATZA U BAG? HITTAMAN}}}}}LONE ARRANGER}}}}}PROSTITUIT}}}}}
PUTTA DOWNNA WEAR U WORGA NOW}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
IZZA U GIRL!!!! OR BOY?!!!! (JUSTTE CHEKA ONE)
WAZZA U INN DE BIGGA OUSE?}}}}}WHATTA WAZZA U INN DE BIGGA OUSE 4?
I SHOOTE ONE GUIZE}}}}}I KEEDENAP SOMEBODYS}}}}}
PROTECKSHON RAGGETS}}}}}SOM UDDER DINGZA}}}}}
U WANNA BE DE BIGGA SHOTZA SOMDAZE? YASSE?}}}}}NO?}}}}}EH?}}}}}
U NO OW 2 MAKKE DE CEMENT SHOOZE?}}}}}}}}}}
U NO OW 2 DRIVA DE CAR? CADDILLAC?}}}}}BUICK?}}}}}LINKEN?}}}}}
U LIKA EAT GARLIC?}}}}}PIZZA?}}}}}SALAMI?}}}}}U LIKKA SPAGHETTI?}}}}}
U LIKKA GIRLZE OR BOYZE?}}}}}}}}}}(PEEKA JUSTA ONE, NO FOOLA ROUND)
U SEE DE GODFATHER?}}}}}OR JUSTE DE MOVIE?}}}}}
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WHENNA U JOINNE U GONNA GETTA SOMADING U REELY GONNA LIKKE.
1 PR. DARKE GLAZZES
1 BLAKE SHIRTE WIDDA WITE TIE
1 WITE HAT WIDDE BLACKE BRIMA
1 PR. POINIE SHOOZE
1 PR. CEMENT SHOOZE (COMZA LATER IFFA U FOOLAROUND)
GOODA STOFF (IFFA U NOTTE SURE, I TELLA U WHATTA U GET WIZZA GUY)
1 KISSE (LATER-ONNA U CHEEDK)
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Submitter comment: MONOLOGUE IN ITALIAN DIALECT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOUSE NUMBER STREET LONE RANGER PROSTITUTE ; SLANG: BIG HOUSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Underworld
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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CHRISTMAS BELIEF

NO CHRIST CHILD IN THE MANGER BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE.

Submitter comment:

SHE WILL NOT PUT THE FIGURE IN THE MANGER BEFORE THEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

Meaning?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Christ ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; holiday ; MANGER ; RELIGION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Manger scenes
BELIEF -- Religious hero

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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IF YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS TO YOUR PARENTS, WHEN YOU DIE YOUR
HANDS WILL COME OUT OF THE GROUND AND EVERYONE WILL STEP ON
THEM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): Aggression ; ANGER ; BELIEF ; BURIAL ; DEATH ; Parent ; Relationship ; SUPERSTITION ; THREAT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; PARENTAL RESPECT ; RETRIBUTION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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KENTUCKY BEAR

THERE WAS A MOTHER AND FATHER IN KENTUCKY WHOSE THREE-YEAR-OLD
DAUGHTER CAME UP MISSING ONE DAY. SHE WAS SEARCHED FOR FOR FOUR DAYS
AND NOT FOUND. ON THE FOURTH DAY A MAN CAME TO HER HOUSE AND TOLD HER
PARENTS THAT HE WOULD SHOW THEM WHERE THEIR DAUGHTER WAS IF THEY
WOULD GIVE HIM A MEAL. THEY FED HIM AND AFTERWARD HE LED THEM INTO
THE WOODS. THE GIRL WAS FOUND NEAR A LOG WHERE A BEAR WAS BRINGING
HER FOOD. THE GIRL SAID THAT THE BEAR HAD BEEN TAKING CARE OF HER AND
FEEDING HER. NOT KNOWING ANY BETTER THE GIRL THOUGHT THE BEAR WAS A
DOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): DAUGHTER ; MISTAKEN IDENITY (BEAR THOUGHT TO BE A DOG) ; TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE--STRANGER GIVEN MEAL FOR SHOWING PLACE OF LOST

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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IF YOUR HEAD IS WAX DON'T WALK IN THE SUN.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): HUMOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; STAY OUT OF DANGER IF YOU'RE VULNERABLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-01-1968

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THIS IS MY RIFLE, THIS IS MY GUN,
THIS IF FOR FIGHTING, THIS IS FOR FUN.

Submitter comment:

THIS VERSE HAS BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN I CAN REMEMBER. IT IS
SAID TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN A BOOT CAMP DURING WORLD WAR II,
WHEN A SGT. GOT P.O'D AT A BOOT (BUCK PRIVATE) FOR CALLING
HIS RIFLE A GUN. TO TEACH THE BOOT A LESSON, THE SGT. MADE
HIM WALK AROUND CAMP WITH NO PANTS ON, HIS RIFLE IN ONE HAND,
HIS PENIS IN THE OTHER RECITING THE ABOVE VERSE.

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; METONOMY ; MNEMONIC ; OBSCENE ; SEX ; WEAPONS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER ANGRY ; SERGEANT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.549
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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If you leave the house, and forget something, and return for it,
and you must sit down before leaving. If you do not sit down you may
never return; tragedy will strike.

Submitter comment: Lisa learned this from her boyfriend's mother, Delores Girten,
who Lisa says is very superstitious.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Novi

Keyword(s): Danger

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1986

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IN IRELAND, THE IRISH CUSTOM IN ADVENT, IS TO HAVE A
BOWL OF STRAW AND A MANGER SCENE. WHEN A GOOD DEED IS
PERFORMED, THE PERSON TAKES A PIECE OF STRAW AND PUTS
IT IN THE CRIB. THE OBJECT AND THOUGHT IS TO MAKE THE
CRIB AS SOFT AS POSSIBLE FOR THE INFANT JESUS

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; IRELAND

Keyword(s): MANGER

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: 645 September 23 Equinox to December 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Manger scenes
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Straw

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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QUESTION: WHAT'S YELLOW AND WEARS A MASK?
ANSWER: A LONE LEMON.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): THE LONE RANGER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-23-1972

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IF YOUR LEFT EYE JUMPS IT MEANS YOU WILL BE MAD BEFORE THE DAY IS
OVER.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER ; RIGHT LEFT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 11-18-1972

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CLIFF HANGERS---MEAN A VERY CLOSE ATHLETIC CONTEST

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Cliff Hanger ; GAME ; Nickname ; Score ; SLANG ; SPORTS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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COMPARISON

MAD AS A HATTER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; OWENSBORO

Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH THAT TEMPERS FLARE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1973

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IT IS BETTER TO BE PISSED OFF, THAN PISSED ON.

Submitter comment: MY REPLY TO A FRATERNITY BROTHER WHO THOUGHT THAT HE GOT
A RAW DEAL FROM A TEACHER, HE WAS A BIT PISSED OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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FOLK NAME

TO FLY OFF THE HANDLE

Submitter comment: MEANING TO LOSE CONTROL OF ONE'S TEMPER

Keyword(s): ANGER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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SIGN TO BE LEFT IN ANGER

THANKS FOR TAKING TWO PARKING SPACES. I HAD TO PARK
IN THE NEXT BLOCK, YOU SELFISH, IDIOTIC MORON!!
YOU HAVE VIOLATED SECTION 368 D.A.M.I.T.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACRONYM ; ANGER ; Note ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; SIGN

James Callow Keyword(s): ABBREVIATION ; IRONY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Custom: Animal

Animal:

The men that work in the coal mines feed the mice in the mines. They do this because the mice save their lives. Just before a mine avalanche, the mice will squeal and scurry on the ground, warning the miners of the oncoming danger.

Submitter comment:

My mother's father worked in a coal mine in Penna. [Pennsylvania?] and actually experienced this.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P752] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Danger ; Mice ; Mine ; Mines ; Mouse ; OMEN ; Signal ; WARNING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Proverb

Familiarity:

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Submitter comment:

Heard this in High School

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Contempt ; Familiar ; Knowledge ; Relationship ; Stranger ; Unknown

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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