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GOING STEADY

WHEN A GUY AND A GIRL ARE GOING STEADY, EACH HAS A HALF OF A
GOLD HEART--THE TWO HALVES FIT TOGETHER PERFECTLY.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Symbols of engagement

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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Balloons, balloons,
Who will buy my pretty balloons,
Red and blue,
All for you,
Who will buy my pretty balloons?
Balloons, balloons,
Who will buy my pretty balloons?
Orange and green, tangerine,
Come and buy my pretty balloons.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

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My hat it has three corners, Three corners has my hat, And if it had not three corners, It would not be my hat, In Auterbauch village, I lost my true heart, Without it I dare not go home, I've looked all around, I don't know where to start, I guess I'll just start at my home.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

Date learned: 09-00-1974

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Yellow Thursday

It was said that if you wore yellow on any Thursday, you were
a fag. We would watch throughout the day to find, even the smallest
thread of yellow in someone's clothing, and point it out to others
by yelling, "Yellow on Thursday, so and so is a FAG!

Submitter comment: I remember some kids going home at lunch and changing clothes
to eliminate the yellow and the teasing.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): Fag = homosexual

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00001960S

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Play on Words

Play on Words:

Paradox: Casey and Kildare...

(Pair of doc's)

Submitter comment:

Val Zelnick. Heard long ago in grade-school. It is a way of remembering the word and its meaning, besides being a play on words.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S300] crossed out. Nothing is written to replace it.

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Doctors ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; PARADOX ; SATIRE OF DOCTORS ; Wit ; WORDPLAY

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

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