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WELLERISM

ONLY A FOOL WOULD USE LSD, SAID TOM ACIDLY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRUG: L.S.D., REFERRED TO AS ACID

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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POEM

LITTLE MARY DRANK SOME WATER/
NOW SHE IS NO MORE./FOR WHAT SHE TOOK FOR H2O WAS H2SO4

Submitter comment: SHE GAVE ME THIS LITTLE DITTY, QUITE A POPULAR WAY TO
REMEMBER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; FUNCTION ; WATER AND SULPHURIC ACID

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BECAUSE SEAGULLS CAN BECOME PESTS AT BEACHES, THEY CAN BE GOTTEN RID
OF BY FEEDING THEM ALKA-SELTZER. SUPPOSEDLY THEY FILL UP WITH GAS
AND THEN EXPLODE.

Submitter comment: THIS STORY WAS TOLD TO ME BY MANY SEPARATE AND VARIED SOURCES,
AND THEY ALL HELD IT TO BE GOSPEL EXCEPT THAT NONE OF THEM HAVE
EVER PERSONALLY WITNESSED IT, JUST HEARD ABOUT IT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTACID MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird

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WHOOPING COUGH CURE:
PAROXYSMS ARE RELIEVED BY BREATHING FUMES OF TURPENTINE
AND CARBOLIC ACID.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Breathing ; Carbolic Acid ; COUGH ; CURE ; Paroxysms ; REMEDY ; Turpentine ; Whooping Cough

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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Verse - Game

ABC - LSD - Marijuana is good for me.

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Keyword(s): Acid ; ALPHABET ; DRUGS ; LSD ; Marijuana ; Pop Culture ; RHYME ; VERSE

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

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