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CURE FOR ARTHRITIS

IF YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS TIE A CHESTNUT (BUCKEYE) AROUND YOUR NECK.
IF YOU DON'T TIE IT AROUND YOUR NECK, MAKE SURE YOU CARRY IT
AT ALL TIMES.

Submitter comment: HER MOTHER TOLD HER THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-06-1967

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KEEP COOL

IF, IN THE SUMMER, YOU ARE HOT.
PUT A CUCUMBER ON YOUR FOREHEAD.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO RONDA BY HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-06-1967

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CURE FOR WARTS

IF YOU HAVE WARTS, PRESS AGAINST YOUR EARS WITH
YOUR FINGERS. IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU MUST
BELIEVE THAT THIS IS GOING TO WORK.

Submitter comment: RONDA'S MOTHER CURED HER WARTS BY THIS METHOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-06-1967

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PLAID ELEPHANT JOKE

Q. HOW DO YOU KILL A MADRAS ELEPHANT?
A. PUT HIM IN WATER AND LET HIM BLEED!!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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ASPIRIN/ELEPHANT JOKE

A. SO YOU CAN TELL HIM FROM AS ASPIRIN!!!

Submitter comment: THIS IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS A "GROANER" OR A "BOO JOKE," SINCE PEOPLE
GROAN OR BOO WHEN THEY HEAR IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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ELEPHANT IN CHERRY TREE JOKE

Q. WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR RED SNEAKERS?
A. SO THEY CAN HIDE IN CHERRY TREES!!
Q. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ELEPHANT HIDING IN A CHERRY TREE?
A. NO
Q. WORKS PRETTY WELL, DOESN'T IT?!

Submitter comment: THIS IS ANOTHER BOO JOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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ELEPHANTS IN TREES

Q. WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR SNEAKERS?
A. SO THEY CAN JUMP FROM TREE TO TREE WITHOUT DISTURBING
THEIR NEIGHBORS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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TARZAN AND ELEPHANT JOKE #1

Q. WHAT DID TARZAN SAY WHEN HE SAW THE HERD OF ELEPHANTS
COMING OVER THE HILL?
A. LOOK--A HERD OF ELEPHANTS COMING OVER THE HILL!!

Submitter comment: THIS JOKE IS KNOWN AS A GROANER, SINCE IT RECEIVES GROANS,
NOT LAUGHS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): LITERAL CATCH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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TARZAN/ELEPHANT JOKE #2

Q. WHAT DID TARZAN SAY WHEN HE SAW A HERD OF ELEPHANTS
WEARING SUNGLASSES COMING OVER THE HILL?
A. NOTHING--HE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THEM!!

Submitter comment: ANOTHER GROANER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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TARZAN/ELEPHANT JOKE #3

Q. WHAT DID THE ELEPHANTS SAY WHEN THEY SAW TARZAN
COMING OVER THE HILL?
A. NOTHING--ELEPHANTS CAN'T TALK!!

Submitter comment: THIS IS YET ANOTHER GROANER OR BOO JOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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EXPLANATION OF PLACE NAME

NEAR THE TOWN IN WHICH I LIVE IS A TOWN CALLED WALLED LAKE.
IN THE TOWN IS A LAKE OF THE SAME NAME. IT IS SUPPOSED TO
HAVE BEEN CALLED THAT BY INDIANS OF THE AREA, BECAUSE THE LAKE
WAS SURROUNDED BY A WALL OF ROCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1982

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EXPLANATION OF PLACE NAME: COMMERCE TOWNSHIP

THE TOWN IN WHICH I LIVE IS PART OF COMMERCE TOWNSHIP.
A SMALL TRIBUTARY OF THE ROUGE RIVER RUNS THROUGH COMMERCE,
ON WHICH A MILL WAS BUILT IN THE 1800'S. THE TOWNSHIP
WAS NAMED COMMERCE IN THE BELIEF OR HOPE THAT THE MILL AND
THE RIVER WOULD MAKE IT A PLACE FOR COMMERCE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS VERY IRONIC BECAUSE IT BECAME A RESORT TOWN AND
IS NOW A SLEEPY SUBURB, RATHER THAN A BUSTLING PLACE OF
COMMERCE AND TRADE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 09-00-1984

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HER GRANDMOTHER USED TO BUY EACH GRANDCHILD'S WARTS FOR
A NICKEL.

Submitter comment: SHE STATES THAT WHEN HER GRANDMOTHER BOUGHT THE WARTS,
THEY REALLY DISAPPEARED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNION LAKE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1967

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