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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

AS ODD AS KATE CARNEY'S CAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL ; ANIMATED NATURE ; PROPER NAME

James Callow Keyword(s): ECCENTRICITY ; PERSONAL PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PROVERB

THE BELL CALLS OTHERS TO CHURCH BUT ITSELF NEVER MINDS THE SERMON.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE ; HUMAN CREATIONS ; RELIGION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SAYING

BORN OF THE GUN; DIES OF THE GUN.

Submitter comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE SWORD, DIES OF THE SWORD.

Data entry tech comment: SON OF A GUN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SAYING

BORN OF THE SWORD; DIES OF THE SWORD.

Submitter comment: TRADITIONAL

Data entry tech comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE GUN..

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERB

BREAD ALWAYS FALLS ON THE BUTTERED SIDE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PESSIMISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-01-1965

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CHILDBIRTH

EVEN THE STONES IN THE ROAD KNOW THAT A WOMAN WHO DIES IN CHILD-
BIRTH IS DESTINED FOR GLORY.

Submitter comment: FR. MALONY LEARNED THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AT HOME WHO IS OF IRISH
DESCENT.

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): PERSONIFICATION ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-19-1967

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MOTHER HAS A CHAIR THAT'S SUPPOSED TO HAVE WALKED. IT'S JUST
AN OLD STRAIGHT-BACK CHAIR OF UNUSUAL DESIGN. IT'S SOMETHING
WE'RE ALWAYS TOLD. I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; HOLLY SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMATED FURNITURE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Household furniture and utensil
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 07-27-1968

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RIDDLE

WHAT ANIMAL HAS EYES THAT CANNOT SEE, LEGS THAT CANNOT
MOVE, BUT CAN JUMP AS HIGH AS THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING?
-- A WOODEN HORSE (THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CAN'T JUMP)

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): WOOD INANIMATE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-29-1967

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Proverb

Pierre qui roule n'amasse pas mousse.

[A rolling stone gathers no moss]

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Trans. by Mrs. K.J. Uniechowski

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Busy ; FRENCH ; Language ; LAZY ; METAPHOR ; Moss ; Rolling ; Sedentary ; STONE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Saying

"That's Tits" means 'I definately approve." This saying can be applied to anything animate or inanimate.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Animate ; Approval ; Approve ; Inanimate ; Language ; Saying ; SLANG ; Tits

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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