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A FRIEND OF MINE FROM LENNON, MICHIGAN, CLAIMS THAT THE TOWN IS
SO SMALL THAT BOTH CITY LIMIT SIGNS ARE ON THE SAME POST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; LENNON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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If the squirrels are nesting high in the trees
it will be a mild winter. If the squirrels are
nesting low in the trees it will be a bad winter.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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When you go bowling and you leave the 5 pin, then
you pick it up, that means that you had sex the
previous night.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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When you are drinking a soda and you chew on your
ice, that means you are horny.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

James Callow Keyword(s): Horny = sexually aroused

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1986

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What did the monkey say when it backed into the
fan? "It won't be long now."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

James Callow Keyword(s): Wellerism posed as a riddle

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1981

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This guy wants to marry this girl so he goes to
ask her father's permission. The father says to
the guy "I think there is something about my
daughter that you should know. She has acute
angina." The guy replied, "I realize that and her
tits ain't bad either!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

Keyword(s): Heart disease

James Callow Keyword(s): Confusion of angina and vagina

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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A boy walks up to his father covering something up
in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered up in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"It's a bullfrog."
The father asks,
"What are going to do with it son?"
The boy replies,
"I'm going into town to trade it in for a bull."
A couple of hours later the boy comes back leading
a bull.
The next day the boy walks up to his father covering
something up in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered up in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"Its a horsefly."
The father asks,
"What are you going to do with it son?"
The boy replies,
"I'm going into town to trade it in for a horse."
A couple of hours later the boy comes back leading
a horse.
The next day the boy walks up to his father covering
something up in his hands.
The father asks,
"What do you have covered in your hands son?"
The boy replies,
"It's a pussywillow."
The father says,
"Hold on a second son while I go and get my coat. I'll
drive you into town."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

James Callow Keyword(s): Pussy = vulgar slang for illicit sex or sexy women

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 00-00-1989

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NOT GIVEN

A FRIEND OF MINE FROM LENNON, MICHIGAN, CLAIMS THAT THE TOWN IS
SO SMALL THAT BOTH CITY LIMIT SIGNS ARE ON THE SAME POST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; LENNON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOT GIVEN

A FRIEND OF MINE FROM LENNON, MICHIGAN, CLAIMS THAT THE TOWN IS
SO SMALL THAT BOTH CITY LIMIT SIGNS ARE ON THE SAME POST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; LENNON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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