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PROVERB

CLOTHES MAKE MAN.

Submitter comment: THE AMERICAN VERSION: CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHING

James Callow Keyword(s): APPEARANCE ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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ON AGES OF VAMPIRES

VAMPIRES NEVER SHOW AGING PHYSICALLY. THEY ALWAYS LOOK THE SAME
AS THE DAY THEY BECAME VAMPIRES, AND WILL SHOW
THEIR TRUE AGE WHEN THEY ARE DESTROYED.

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Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE ; Destroy ; SUPERNATURAL ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CELERY BELIEF

CELERY MAKES A PERSON SEXY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE ; BELIEF ; Celery ; FOOD ; Sexy ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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I LOOK LIKE "THE WRECK OF THE HESPERS."

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER USES THIS PHRASE TO DESCRIBE HERSELF OR ANY OTHER WOMAN
WHO IS REALLY A MESS, OFTEN, SHE SAYS THIS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
BEFORE GETTING HER HAIR DONE.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING ERROR*** HESPERUS***

Where learned: NOT RECORDED ; SAID AT MY HOME

Keyword(s): APPEARANCE

James Callow Keyword(s): LONGFELLOW

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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THE DISAPPEARING ACT

IN ENGLAND, MANY YEARS AGO, A CHURCH SOCIAL WAS TAKING PLACE
AND EVERYONE WAS INVOLVED IN PLAYING GAMES. MOST OF THE MEN WERE
PLAYING RUGBY ON A HUGE FIELD. ONE MAN KICKED THE BALL INTO
A FAR CORNER OF THE FIELD AND WENT AFTER IT. HE STARTED TO RUN
AFTER THE BALL AND THAT IS THE LAST ANYONE SAW OF HIM. PEOPLE
THOUGHT THAT HE MIGHT HAVE FALLEN INTO A DITCH OR A HOLE BUT THEY
WENT TO LOOK FOR HIM AND COULD FIND NOTHING AND TO THIS DAY THEY
STILL COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

Submitter comment: MRS. BACON SAID THAT HER MOTHER AND SISTER TOLD HER THIS
STORY IN ENGLAND ABOUT THIRTY YEARS AGO.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 12-00-1963

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PROVERB

DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): APPEARANCES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DOG-LIKE CREATURE

WHILE GOING HOME FROM THE MILL, MY GRANDFATHER HAD TO
CROSS A BRIDGE OVER A RIVER. WHILE ON THE BRIDGE, A
DOG-LIKE CREATURE CLIMBED FROM UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE,
HIS EYES GLEAMED IN THE MOONLIGHT. THE CREATURE SLOWLY
FOLLOWED BEHIND. THE WAGON WAS SPEEDED UP BUT STILL
THE CREATURE FOLLOWED CLOSELY BEHIND. EVERYTHING
REMAINED THE SAME THRU THE ENTIRE NIGHT. SOON MORNING
WAS COMING AND AS MY GRANDFATHER TURNED FOR THE LAST
TIME HE SAW THE CREATURE DISAPPEAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF
HIS EYES. IT WAS THEN HE NOTICED THAT THE SUN HAD
JUST RISEN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A STORY TOLD TO MY MOTHER (THE INFORMANT BY
HER FATHER). ACCORDING TO HER, HER FATHER SEEMED TO
BELIEVE IN WHAT HE SAID, EVEN UP TO THE POINT OF
SWEARING TO THE TRUTH OF THE STORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): MAGIC APPEARANCE AND DISAPPEARANCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 10-03-1970

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DOG-LIKE CREATURE

WHILE GOING HOME FROM THE MILL, MY GRANDFATHER HAD TO
CROSS A BRIDGE OVER A RIVER. WHILE ON THE BRIDGE, A
DOG-LIKE CREATURE CLIMBED FROM UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE,
HIS EYES GLEAMED IN THE MOONLIGHT. THE CREATURE SLOWLY
FOLLOWED BEHIND. THE WAGON WAS SPEEDED UP BUT STILL
THE CREATURE FOLLOWED CLOSELY BEHIND. EVERYTHING
REMAINED THE SAME THRU THE ENTIRE NIGHT. SOON MORNING
WAS COMING AND AS MY GRANDFATHER TURNED FOR THE LAST
TIME HE SAW THE CREATURE DISAPPEAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF
HIS EYES. IT WAS THEN HE NOTICED THAT THE SUN HAD
JUST RISEN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A STORY TOLD TO MY MOTHER (THE INFORMANT BY
HER FATHER). ACCORDING TO HER, HER FATHER SEEMED TO
BELIEVE IN WHAT HE SAID, EVEN UP TO THE POINT OF
SWEARING TO THE TRUTH OF THE STORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): MAGIC APPEARANCE AND DISAPPEARANCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 10-03-1970

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Proverb

You can't judge a book by its cover.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; APPEARANCES ; BOOK ; Cover ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You can't judge a book by its cover.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; APPEARANCE ; BOOK ; Cover ; Judge ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Superficial ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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