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MAGIC

TELLING THE TEMPERTATURE BY COUNTING CRICKET CHIRPS. IF YOU COUNT
THE CHIRPS FOR A MINUTE, MULTIPLY BY THE SQUARE ROOT OF A COW'S HORN,
SUBTRACT YOUR AGE AND TOSS IN THE PRICE OF A HAM SANDWICH,
YOU COME UP WITH THE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES OF FARENHEIT.

Submitter comment: HUMOR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MARRIAGE JOKE

A FLIRT IS A WOMAN WHO BELIEVES THAT IT'S EVERY MAN FOR
HERSELF.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

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MARRIAGE JOKE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SINGLE MAN AND A MARRIED MAN IS
THAT A SINGLE MAN HAS NO BUTTONS ON HIS SHIRT AND A
MARRIED MAN HAS NO SHIRT.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 02-15-1967

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MARRIAGE JOKE

ALL MEN MAKE MISTAKES. HUSBANDS FIND OUT ABOUT THEM
SOONER.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 02-15-1967

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MARRIAGE JOKE

THE AVERAGE MAN HAS PROBABLY THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT RUNNING
AWAY FROM HOME--ONCE AS A CHILD, AGAIN AS A HUSBAND.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 02-15-1967

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MARRIAGE JOKE

"YOU CAN'T SAY WHAT ADAM SAID TO EVE IN THE GARDEN OF
EDEN," WACHS ADDED, SLYLY. WHAT WAS THAT, THE STRAIGHT
WOMAN REPORTER ASKED? "MAYBE WE BETTER TURN OVER A
NEW LEAF."

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 02-15-1967

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MARRIAGE JOKE

SOME WOMEN NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY WANT UNTIL THEY FIND
OUT WHAT THEIR HUSBANDS CAN'T AFFORD.

Where learned: NEWSPAPER ; THE DETROIT NEWS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 02-15-1967

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