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A BULLY GOOD FRIEND

I'VE GOT MY RELATIONS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS
I'VE UNCLES, AUNTS, COUSINS NO END
BUT YOU, WELL GOD BLESS YOU
I'M GLAD TO ADDRESS YOU
AS SIMPLY A BULLY GOOD FRIEND.

Submitter comment: HER BROTHER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; INTERNAL RHYME ; RHYME: ABCCD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.326

Date learned: 07-22-1964

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CHARMING PIN

SEE A PIN AND LET IT LAY
BAD LUCK YOU WILL HAVE THAT DAY.
SEE A PIN AND PICK IT UP,
ALL THAT DAY YOU'LL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM) HER MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

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

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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WHITE SPOTS

THERE IS A SUEPRSTITION REGARDING WHITE SPOTS ON ONE'S
FINGERNAILS. EACH SPOT HAS A MEANING:
FRIEND FOE LETTER BOW JOURNEY
THUMB INDEX MIDDLE RING LITTLE

Submitter comment: SHE READ THIS WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT 18 YRS. OLD IN AN OLD BOOK
ON SUPERSTITIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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STICKY MEMORIES

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A PEANUT WITH AN ELEPHANT?
A PEANUT THAT NEVER FORGETS AND AN ELEPHANT THAT STICKS TO THE ROOF
OF YOUR MOUTH.

Submitter comment: AFROM A FELLOW WORKER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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THE PICK UP

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS AN ELEPHANT WITH A PROSTITUTE?
A TWO TON PICK-UP. A TWO TON PICK UP.

Submitter comment: FROM A FRIEND THAT HE WORKS WITH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 07-23-1964

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A KING HAD TWO SONS. HE LOVED THEM EQUALLY. IN ORDER TO DECIDE
WHICH ONE HE WOULD GIVE HIS LAND, HE HAVE THEM TWO OF HIS
FASTEST HORSES AND HAD THEM START AT THE END OF HIS KINGDOM AND
RACE TO THE CASTLE. THE ONE WHO RETURNED LAST WOULD GET THE LAND.
THEY DRAGGED ALONG FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. FINALLY THEY CAME TO AN
INN. THEY STOPPED AT THE INN AND WHILE THERE, THEY COMPLAINED TO
THE INNKEEPER ABOUT HOW BORED THEY WERE. THE INNKEEPER WHISPERED
TWO WORDS INTO THEIR EARS. THEY RAN OUT, JUMPED ON THEIR HORSES
AND RACED OFF. WHAT WERE THE TWO WORDS? CHANGE HORSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Keyword(s): ROYALTY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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