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Graffiti

When you're up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember that your primary objective was to drain the swamp.

Submitter comment:

Graffiti regarding final examinations and the purposes of education.

Data entry tech comment:

BN and Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Upper left hand corner, the name JIM: is written.

Bottomright hand corner, the name Dick Kowalczyk is written.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): Alligators ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATION ADVICE ; GRAFFITI

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Superstition

The fisherman have two kinds of folk belief: magic and empirical. Magic have no rational explanation-porpoises bring good luck. Empirical can be explained or have a rational line of thought - Circle around moon means bad weather. There is a rational connection between moon, ring, and bad weather.

Beneath the instrumental function of beliefs (to explain something) there is a phycological [sic] function (to ease the dangers of their hazardous occupation.)

Black suitcase is a very bad taboo object. Going out (in boat) on Friday - bad luck. The word alligator - bad luck. Throw change overboard - good luck.

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Where learned: The Function of Magic Among Texas Coastal Fisherman ; Journal of American Folklore

Keyword(s): Alligator ; BELIEF ; Boat ; Change ; Empirical ; Fisherman ; Friday ; LUCK ; MAGIC ; MONEY ; MOON ; Ocean ; Porpoise ; Sail ; Sailor ; SEA ; Ship ; Suitcase ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Still water Large body.
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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Verse

Leave-Taking:

See you later alligator.

Afterwhile crocodile

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James Callow comment:

Verse?

Keyword(s): Alligator ; Crocodile ; Leave Taking ; RHYME ; SLANG ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Saying

See you later alligator.
In a while, Crocodile
Not too soon, baboon.

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Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S550, S57] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Alligator ; Baboon ; Crocodile ; Expression ; SLANG ; Term

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

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