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Proverb

NO SENSE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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REMEDY FOR FRECKLES

TO GET RID OF FRECKLES, YOU GET UP AT DAWN AND STICK YOUR FACE INTO A
CREEK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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CURE FOR NERVOUSNESS

IN ORDER TO CALM YOUR NERVES, YOU BOIL LETTUCE AND THEN DRINK THE
JUICE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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CURE FOR BLOODY NOSE

FOLD A PAPER TOWEL UP AND PUT IT UNDER YOUR UPPER LIP.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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CROSS-EYED BELIEF

IF YOU CROSS YOUR EYES AND THE WIND BLOWS ON YOUR EYES, THEY WILL
STAY CROSSED.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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TOAD BELIEF

DON'T PLAY WITH OR TOUCH TOADS BECAUSE YOU WILL GET WARTS.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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ITCHY NOSE BELIEF

IF YOU HAVE AN ITCHY NOSE, YOU ARE GOING TO KISS A FOOL.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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GRAFFITI

FLUSH TWICE, IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE MESS HALL.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF QUALITY OF FOOD IN THE INSTITUTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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TOOTH ACHE BELIEF

IF YOU WEAR TIGHT ROLLERS IN YOUR HAIR, IF WILL GIVE YOU TOOTH ACHES.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION ; TOOTHACHE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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CHILDREN'S BELIEF

IF YOU WEAR YOUR SOCKS TO BED, YOUR FEET WILL NOT GROW.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SLEEPWEAR ATTIRE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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DRAGONFLY BELIEF

IF A DRAGONFLY IS FLYING AROUND YOUR FACE, IT WILL SEW YOUR MOUTH UP
SO YOU CAN NOT TALK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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CHILDREN'S BELIEF

IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK, YOU BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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CARROT BELIEF

EAT LOTS OF CARROTS BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD FOR YOUR EYES. HAVE YOU
EVER SEEN A RABBIT WEARING GLASSES?

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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GOOD-BYE VERSE

FIRST PERSON SAYS: SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR. THE SECOND ANSWERS: IN
AWHILE CROCODILE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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BEANS VERSE

BEANS, BEANS THE MUSICAL FRUIT. / THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE YOU
TOOT. / THE MORE YOU TOOT, THE BETTER YOU FEEL. / SO EAT BEANS AT EVE
EVERY MEAL..

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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COUNTING OUT VERSE

ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, / THREE POTATO FOUR, / FIVE POTATO, SIX
POTATO / SEVEN POTATO MORE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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CHOOSING VERSE

EENIE, MEENIE, /MINIE, MOE, / CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TOE, / IF HE
HOLLERS LET HIM GO. / EENIE, MEENIE, MINIE, MOE, / MY MOTHER TOLD ME
TO PICK THE VERY BEST ONE.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK, / IF I HAD A KNIFE, I'D STICK IT IN
YOUR BACK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): THREAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE GREEN. / MY FACE IS FUNNY BUT YOUR'S IS A
SCREAM.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): INSULT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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MOCKING VERSE

}}}}}} AND }}}}}} / SITTING IN A TREE. / K-I-S-S-I-N-G. / FIRST COMES
LOVE, / THEN COMES MARRIAGE, / THEN COMES }}}}}} / PUSHING A BABY
CARRIAGE..

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 09-23-1972

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