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SHAME, SHAME, DOUBLE SHAME,
EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS CHANTED WHENEVER A TEACHER SCOLDED A STUDENT
IN FRONT OF THE CLASS.

Where learned: DORMITORY

Keyword(s): DERISION ; TAUNT

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

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
I WAS BORN NORMAL, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DORMITORY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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GOOD FRIDAY

ON GOOD FRIDAY, KEEP SILENT FROM 12 NOON TILL 3:00 P.M. FOR THOSE
WERE THE HOURS THAT CHRIST HUNG ON THE CROSS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DORMITORY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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DIRTY RIDDLE

Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CIRCUS AND A BURLESQUE SHOW?
A. A CIRCUS IS A COLLECTION OF CUNNING STUNTS, WHILE A BURLESQUE SHO
IS A COLLECTION OF STUNNING...

Submitter comment: TOLD MANY TIMES ON MY DORMITORY HALLWAY, THE LAST WORD IS LEFT TO TH
IMAGINATION AND RHYMING OF THE READER.

Where learned: DORMITORY ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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GYPSY BURIAL CUSTOM

AT A BURIAL, EACH PERSON EXCEPT THE NEAREST RELATIVE
OF THE DECEASED TAKES A DRINK OF WINE BEFORE ANY DIRT
IS THROWN OVER THE CASKET. WHEN ALL HAVE FINISHED,
THE NEAREST RELATIVE POURS HIS WINE ON THE CASKET.
THIS SIGNIFIES THE DEAD TAKING HIS LAST DRINK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DORMITORY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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