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PROVERB

THE CAT IN GLOVES CATCHES NO MICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANTHROPOMORPHISM

James Callow Keyword(s): AGGRESIVENESS ; OBSERVATION ; RESTRAINTS ; RESTRICTIONS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-21-1968

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A POLISH PROVERB

ZEGAR NIE JE, NIE PYE, A JEDNAK BYE. (POLISH)
TRANSLATION: A CLOCK NEITHER EATS, NOR DRINKS, AND YET HE GOES
ON TICKING.

Where learned: DEARBORN

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-21-1967

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MONTANA LADIES

NOT ALL SHEEP ARE MONTANA LADIES

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S FATHER AND HE RECALLED THIS FROM
SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
PROBABLY A SLUR ON MONTANA LADIES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; ANTHROPOMORPHISM

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY ; SEXISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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VERSE

THE GUYS WERE PLAYING FOOTBALL,
OUT IN THE YARD,
JESUS PLAYING QUARTERBACK,
MOSES PLAYING GUARD.
THE ANGELS GAVE A GREAT BIG YELL,
WHEN JESUS SCORED A TOUCHDOWN
AGAINST THE GUYS FROM HELL.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; BIBLICAL ; Football ; God ; HELL ; JESUS ; METAPHOR ; Moses ; RELIGION ; RHYME: ABCDED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERBIAL JOKE

GOD IS ALIVE, HE JUST DOESN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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GOD IS ALIVE JOKE

GOD IS ALIVE AND WELL IN MEXICO CITY.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ON A BATHROOM WALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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GRAFFITI

IF GOD IS DEAD THEN HE MUST BE IN HEAVEN.

Where learned: MENS LAVATORY

Keyword(s): RETORT RELIGION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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GRAFFITI

GOD ISN'T DEAD, HE IS JUST ON VACATION IN MIAMI BEACH.

Where learned: DETROIT ; PLUM ST

Keyword(s): FLORIDA PARODY RELIGION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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GO WITH CHRIST

OH, THE GAME WAS PLAYED ON SUNDAY IN THE DEVIL'S OWN BACKYARD,
WITH JESUS PLAYING QUARTERBACK AND MOSES PLAYING GUARD,
THE ANGELS IN THE GRANDSTAND LET OUT A MIGHTY YELL,
AS JESUS SCORED A TOUCHDOWN AGAINST THE BOYS FROM HELL.
GO WITH CHRIST, GO WITH CHRIST,
MOSES PLAYING ON THE LINE AND JESUS DOING MIGHTY FINE,
GO WITH CHRIST, GO WITH CHRIST,
ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM, JESUS KNOCK 'EM, GO CHRIST, GO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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Religious belief or tale

When I was a little girl my mother used to try and soothe me
during a thunder and lightning storm by telling me that when it
thunders, it is God bowling and when it lightnings God hits a
strike.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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When the Devil Beats his Wife

It is said that when you see a whirlwind it usually means that
the devil is beating his wife.

Submitter comment: The informant was giggling when she told this to me.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): Small Storms

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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A snowstorm is actually the angels having a pillow fight in
Heaven.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1982

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT IS SPRINKLING RAIN GOD IS CHEWING TOBACCO AGAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Chew ; EUPHEMISM ; God ; Language ; PROVERB ; Raining ; SPEECH ; TOBACCO ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Proverbial Speech

WHEN IT THUNDERS, THE DWARFS ARE BOWLING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; Bowling ; Dwarfs ; EUPHEMISM ; Language ; PROVERB ; SPEECH ; Thunder ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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A CAT LOOKING OUT A WINDOW IS "LOOKING FOR RAIN."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: Arkansas ; RUSSELLVILLE

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; CAT ; CAT ; Rain ; SIGN ; Window

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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