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JOSE AND PEDRO WERE WORKING ON THEIR MODEL T FORD.
JOSE WAS UNDER THE REAR AXLE AND ASKED FOR THE "SPEED"
WRENCH. PEDRO PICKED UP A SLEDGE HAMMER AND SMASHED IN
THE HOOD. JOSE JUMPED UP YELLING AND SCREAMING, "PEDRO
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" "WELL," SAID PEDRO, "YOU ASKED ME
FOR A "SPEED WRENCH" AND IN MY COUNTRY A "MEXICAN SPEED
WRENCH" IS A SLEDGEHAMMER." I ONLY DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO.

Submitter comment: MR. CATES SPENT THREE YEARS IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
WHERE HE ACQUIRED SOME MEXICAN JOKES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 07-29-1964

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LATE ONE EVENING ON THE MAIN HIGHWAY THROUGH GEORGIA,
"SLIM" PETERS (HE WAS DRUNK) LOST CONTROL OF HIS CAR
AND SLID INTO THE DITCH. THE STATE POLICE WERE RIGHT
ON THE SCENE IN FIVE MINUTES. THEY ASKED "SLIM" IF
HE WERE DRUNK. "I SURE AM, OFFICER! I AIN'T ONE O'
THEM WRECKLESS DRIVERS." WITH THAT RESPONSE, THE
OFFICERS PULLED HIS CAR OUT OF THE DITCH, DROVE
HIM HOME AND DIDN'T GIVE HIM A TICKET. IT PAYS
TO BE HONEST AND IN "SLIMS" CASE, ALSO STUPID.

Submitter comment: MR. CATES CLAIMS THAT "SLIM" WAS A REAL GOOD FRIEND
OF HIS AND HE GOT THE STORY FIRST-HAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

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NEW YEAR CUSTOMS OF THE SOUTH

IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAKING THEIR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS,
THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH, AND ESPECIALLY GEORGIA, HAVE
THE CUSTOM OF EATING BLACKEYED PEAS AND HOG JOWLS.
THIS COMBINATION WILL BE EATEN AT THE MAIN MEAL ON NEW
YEAR'S DAY. THE TRADITIONAL MEAL REPRESENTS A DESIRE
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MR. CATES WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA.
THIS IS WHERE HE LEARNED THE CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR ; LAWRENCEVILLE ; GOERGIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 07-10-1964

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TOUGH LUCK

QUES. WHAT IS A PREGNANT PROSTITUTE, WEARING A DEWEY CAMPIAGN
BUTTON AND DRIVING AN EDSEL?
ANS. A "REAL LOSER".

Submitter comment: MR.CATES IS A BARTENDER AND PROBABLY PICKED THIS THIS UP
WHILE PERFORMING HIS JOB.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 07-10-1964

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