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AN ITALIAN GYPSY BELIEF IS THAT IF THE FATHER EATS
RAW GARLIC JUST BEFORE BIRTH, THE BABY WILL BE A BOY.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; Chatham

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-29-1969

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Get off the table Maude. The quarter is for the beer.

Submitter comment:

This remark is sometimes said to a person who is under the influence of alcohol, such as at a party.

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Motifs added by TRD

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What does this mean?

Where learned: ONTARIO ; Chatham

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; BEER ; COIN ; COMEBACK ; DRUNK ; Innuendo ; INSULT ; MONEY ; Quarter ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Stipper ; Table ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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When someone blows their horn during a traffic jam, one can answer "blow your nose, you'll get more out of it!"

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Small grammatical corrections.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; Chatham

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; Car ; COMEBACK ; Horn ; INSULT ; NOSE ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Traffic ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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