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HAVE YOUR MIND IN GEAR BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR MOUTH IN MOTION

Data entry tech comment: THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): AUTOMOTIVE METAPHOR

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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BECAUSE OF THE HIGH WORK ABSENTEEISM ON FRIDAYS AND MONDAYS
(DAYS SURROUNDING WEEKENDS, AND OR HOLIDAYS) AND THEREFORE
MANY TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE WORKERS, AUTOMOBILES MADE
ON THESE DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CONSIDERABLY MORE DEFECT
POSSIBILITIES.

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SOME PEOPLE ARE SO SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT THIS THAT THEY REFUSE
DELIVERY OF SUCH CARS, SO SAID TIME MAGAZINE IN 1971.

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Where learned: TIME MAGAZINE

Keyword(s): Automotive ; Cars ; Defects ; Labor ; SUPERSTITION ; Time Magazine ; Workers

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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