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THERE WAS A YOUNG FELLOW NAMED WIER,
WHO HADN'T AN ATOM OF FEAR.
HE INDULGED A DESIRE,
TO TOUCH A LIVE WIRE.
(MOST ANY LAST LINE WILL DO HERE.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FUNCTION AND GENRE ; HUMOR LIMERICK ; INDIRECTION ; METER: IAMBIC ; RHYME: MASCULINE, AABBA ; STRUCTURE, PATTERN AND FORM ; SUBJECT SOUND RHYME: ; TONE AND POINT OF VIEW

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

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PROVERB

EVIL IS TO HIM THAT THINKS IT.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): POINT OF VIEW

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001964 (SUMMER)

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Proverb

watch pot never boils.

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James Callow comment:

A?? watch ed??  pot never boils

Original BN [V600] crossed out. replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): Boil ; METAPHOR ; PATIENCE ; Pot ; View ; Watch ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

You make a better door than you do a window.

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[When said? When someone gets in the way?]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Door ; INSULT ; Obstruction ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; View ; Window ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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