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IT WAS A TRADITION AT ALL CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES TO SAY:
AND THE SCORE GOES UP ANOTHER NOTCH C. C.,
ANOTHER NOTCH, C. C.
AFTER ALL POINTS SCORED FOR OUR TEAMS.
THIS INDICATED TO THE OPPOSITION THAT WE
WERE SCORING WHILE THEY WEREN'T AT THAT TIME.

James Callow comment: WHO SAID IT? COLLECTOR SAYS: AUDIENCE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

James Callow Keyword(s): CHEER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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POLISH CUSTOM

ON THE MORNING OF HER WEDDING, THE BRIDE IS SERANADED BY A
BAND THAT WAS SENT BY THE GROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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A TRIBE IN SOUTH AFRICA KNOCKS OUT OR PULLS OUT THE FRONT
TEETH OF BOYS AND GIRLS WHEN THEY REACH PUBERTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity

Date learned: 10-17-1968

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A WET BIRD NEVER FLIES AT NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-17-1968

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WHAT ONE DOESN'T HAVE IN HIS HEAD, ONE HAS TO HAVE IN HIS LEGS.

Submitter comment: GERMAN: WAS MAN NICHT IM KOPFE HAT, MUSS MAN IN DEN BEINER HABEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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