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Proverb

DEATH IS NATURE'S WAY OF TELLING YOU TO SLOW DOWN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMAN'T CANT REMEMBER WHO TOLD HER THIS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DEATH ; Maxim ; NATURE ; PROVERB ; Slow ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IRONY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverbial Saying

A dimple in your cheek,
Many hearts you will seek.
A dimple in your chin,
Many hearts you will win.

Submitter comment:

My grandmother used to tell me this because I have a dimple in
my chin, and did not like it.

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James Callow comment:

Puckett, Ohio, no. 12841: "A dimple on the chin, /
Many lovers you will win." -- Irish - Dutch - German informant.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): Apothegm ; Cheek ; Dimple ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00001950S

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Proverb

MAY YOUR LUCK BE AS LONG AS A RABBIT'S EARS, SORROW AS SHORT AS HIS TAIL.

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Updated on 02-22-2011 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Ear ; EARS ; LUCK ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rabbit ; SORROW ; Tail ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): WISH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance P880.3

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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PROVERB

IF YOU SLEEP WITH DOGS--YOU GET UP WITH FLEAS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Association ; Company ; DOG ; Fleas ; FRIENDS ; Lay ; Lie ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Society ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverbial Comparison

Only the good die young.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bad ; BEHAVIOR ; DEATH ; Die ; Good ; Maxim ; Old ; PROVERB ; Young

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs best.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROCRASTINATION ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

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James Callow comment:

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BELIEF ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Seeing ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

All's well that ends well.

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James Callow comment:

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

Beauty is only skin deep.

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James Callow comment:

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Depth ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SKIN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

One good turn deserves another

Submitter comment:

When someone does something good for you - it is nice to do something nice for them.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Think before you speak.

Submitter comment:

Don't say anything you will be sorry for later

Data entry tech comment:

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A job worth doing is worth doing well.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; JOB ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WORK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

To keep your wife at home, keep her barefoot and keep her pregnant.

Submitter comment:

This saying was expecially popular during WWII.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Wife

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Two heads are better than one.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs best.

Submitter comment:

Don't laugh at anyone in trouble, because the same thing could happen to you.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Duplicate.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Laugh ; Laughter ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Submitter comment:

If you like someone, you will think they are beautiful where others may not.

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James Callow comment:

Duplicate

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BEAUTY ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Beggars should not be choosers.

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James Callow comment:

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Beg ; Beggar ; CHARITY ; Choose ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

Submitter comment:

Saying in High School (reverse of another done intentionally)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V303] crossed ot. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROCRASTINATION ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

The fellow who comes into a bar optimistically, leave misty-optically.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DRUNK ; HUMOR ; Jest ; Maxim ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PROVERB ; PUN ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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