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AUTOGRAPH VERSE.

WHEN EVENING PULLS THE CURTAIN DOWN

AND PINS IT WITH A STAR

REMEMBER THAT I AM YOUR FRIEND

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.

Submitter comment: THIS WOMAN WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, PERMITTED ME
TO COLLECT THESE VERSES FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK. THE VERSES
WERE ENTERED BY HER HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES IN 1939.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP: GOOD WISHES ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

COMMON SENSE WITHOUT HIGHER EDUCATION IS BETTER THAN HIGHER
EDUCATION WITHOUT COMMON SENSE.

Submitter comment: TOLD VIA LETTER TO ME

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

James Callow Keyword(s): INTELLIGENCE? ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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PROVERB

COURTESY PAYS

Submitter comment: DOESN'T REMEMBER

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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PROVERB

CLEAR AS MUD.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): COMPARISON

James Callow Keyword(s): IRONY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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WEATHER SAYINGS

CLEAR MOON,
FROST SOON.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): RHYME ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO MATTER HOW THICK OR THIN YOU SLICE IT, IT'S STILL BALONEY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): FALSEHOOD ; SLANG ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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PROVERBS OF A MATH TEACHER

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS

James Callow comment: CREDIT SHOULD GO TO OSCAR WILDE--F. M. PAULSEN

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD FORTUNE ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION ; SUCCESS BREEDS ITSELF

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 12-04-1968

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ON THE BEAM

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD INDICATES THAT THE INFORMATION WAS RECEIVED IN
A LETTER.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): ON TARGET OR THE RIGHT TRACK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-23-1969

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GREEK FOOD CUSTOM

ONLY FISH IS SERVED ON PALM SUNDAY IN GREEK HOUSEHOLDS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED OF THIS THROUGH FAMILY TIES.

Where learned: UNKNOWN ; MAIL ; CORRESPONDENCE WITH COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Tuesday

Date learned: 07-00-1967

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PALM SUNDAY CUSTOM

THE ITALIANS MADE UP WITH PEOPLE THEY WERE MAD AT ON PALM SUNDAY
BY TRADING PALMS WITH THE ANGRY PEOPLE.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Tuesday

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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PALM SUNDAY

AFTER RECEIVING BLESSED PALMS IN CHURCH ON PALM SUNDAY, IF YOU
TOUCH THEM TO THE GROUND YOU MUST BURN THEM.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Tuesday

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S ROUND ON THE ENDS AND HIGH IN THE MIDDLE?
OHIO

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): SPELLING STATE LETTER SHAPE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
SEE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME.

Submitter comment: YOU CASUALLY CLAIM THAT YOU TRY TO
MAKE FRIENDS AT SCHOOL BUT NOBODY KNOWS YOU.

Data entry tech comment: BEFORE TELLING THE JOKE

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID THE BIG GUN SAY TO THE LITTLE GUN?
I'LL BE A SON OF A GUN.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): EXCLAMATION ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PREGNANT WOMAN AND A LIGHTBULB?
YOU CAN'T UNSCREW THE WOMAN

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): OBSCENE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHY DIDN'T THE FORTUNE TELLER HAVE ANY KIDS?
HE HAD CRYSTAL BALLS

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): GONADS BODY PART ; OBSCENE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHO WAS THE FIRST CARPENTER IN THE WORLD?
EVE- SHE MADE ADAM'S BANANA STAND.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): ERECTION OF PENIS ; OBSCENE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WOMAN IN CHURCH
AND A WOMAN IN THE BATHTUB?
A WOMAN IN CHURCH HAS HOPE IN HER SOUL.
A WOMAN IN THE BATHTUB HAS SOAP IN HER HOLE.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): ANUS ; OBSCENE ; PUN ; SPOONERISM CONUNDRUM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A BLIND WHORE?
HAND IT TO HER.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): OBSCENE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHAT IS THE LARGEST ROOM IN THE WORLD?
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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