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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

NERVOUS AS A HEN ON A HOT SHOVEL

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER LEARNED THIS EXPRESSION AS A CHILD ON A FARM IN CASEVILLE, MICHIGAN

Where learned: HOME ; BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BIRDS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANXIETY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERBIAL SIMILE

NERVOUS AS A LONG TAILED CAT IN A ROOM OF ROCKING CHAIRS
USED WHEN TRYING TO POINT OUT HOW NERVOUS A PERSON, YOURSELF
OR SOMEONE ELSE, CAN BECOME IN A GIVEN SITUATION

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS BEING USED DURING HIS CHILDHOOD
HE HAS USED IT AND HEARD OTHERS USE IT IN TIMES OF STRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANXIETY

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

Date learned: 11-08-1971

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FOLK SAYING

SWEATING LIKE A NIGGER AT ELECTION TIME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Keyword(s): ANXIETY FEAR NERVOUSNESS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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Proverb

Don't Sweat:

Don't sweat the small stuff

Submitter comment:

Heard this in High School

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): ANXIETY ; Small ; Sweat ; WISDOM ; Worry

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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