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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

ALL MEN ARE TOADS.

Submitter comment: MANY OF THE GIRLS IN THE DORMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HAVE
CAUGHT ON TO THIS SAYING AND BUY FROG REPLICAS, FROG CANDLES, ETC.
FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS.

Data entry tech comment: TOADS OF A FEATHER....

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): REPTILES

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL METAPHOR ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-26-1971

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NITWIT

HE HAS BATS IN HIS BELFREY.

Where learned: LETTER

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR ; INSANITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-23-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

HE'S ONLY A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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IRISH PROVERB

THE HEN SEES THE DAWN, BUT LETS THE ROOSTER CROW ABOUT IT.

Where learned: MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TIGER PROVERB.

HE WHO RIDES A TIGER DARE NOT DISMOUNT (EAST INDIAN).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; OFFICE ; BRIGGS 338 ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): WILD ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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CHINESE PROVERB

HE WHO RIDES THE BACK OF A TIGER NEVER KNOWS WHERE OR WHEN HE WILL
FALL OFF.

Where learned: CHINA

Keyword(s): WILD ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

HIGH ON THE HOG.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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Every old crow
Thinks its baby white as snow.

Submitter comment: This proverb was told to Maryann by her Italian father,
as a way of dismissing praise given to children by
their own parents.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): sarcasm, humor, parental pride

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR ; BIRD ; COLOR

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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