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LIMERICK

A LIVELY YOUNG FELLOW NAMED KELLY,
GOT AN AWFUL SAD ACHE IN HIS DIGESTION.
HIS WIFE IN HER HASTE,
HAD SERVED HIM UP PASTE
INSTEAD OF THE TOAST AND THE JELLY.

Submitter comment: THESE LIMERICKS WERE LEARNED OF IN A SIXTH GRADE ENGLISH CLASS
AT SAINT HEDWIG GRADE SCHOOL. THE BOOK THEY WERE TAKED FROM
IS NOT KNOWN BY ME BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD BY THE TEACHER.

James Callow Keyword(s): DISTORTION OF RHYME SCHEME ; EUPHEMISM: DIGESTION FOR BELLY

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

I HAD AN AUNT NELLIE / WHO HAD A WOODEN BELLIE / AND WHEN SHE
TOUCHED IT, / OUT POPPED JELLY.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): BELLY ; FEMININE RHYME ; ORTHOGRAPHY PROMPTED BY RHYME ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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IF THE STOMACH IS LARGE AT NINE MONTHS, THE BABY WILL BE
A GIRL; IF SMALL, A BOY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; BELLY ; gender ; Large ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY ; Small ; STOMACH

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

Date learned: 08-21-1973

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SHERLOCK HOLMES RIDDLE

SHERLOCK HOLMES DIES AND GOES TO HEAVEN AND SAINT PETER
WANTS TO FIND OUT IF THIS GUY WAS REALLY THE FAMOUS SHERLOCK
HOLMES. SO HE LINES UP EVERYONE IN HEAVEN (THEY ARE ALL NUDE)
AND ASKS HIM TO PICK OUT ADAM AND EVE. SHERLOCK SAYS, "THOSE
TWO". HOW DID HE KNOW?
-- ADAM AND EVE DID NOT HAVE ANY NAVELS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT COLLECTORS HOME ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): BELLY BUTTON

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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Toast

Down the hatch/ Past the tongue./ Watch out belly/ Here it comes!

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANATOMY ; BELLY ; DRINKING ; Social ; TOAST ; TONGUE

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

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