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FALLING OFF THE ROOF-NAME GIVEN FOR PERIOD IN FEMALE MENSTRUAL CYCLE

Submitter comment: INFORMANT JUST HEARD THIS FROM MOTHER.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; Y HOUSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-02-1970

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

NOT LAST NIGHT
BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE
A PICKLE AND A LEMON
CAME KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
I WENT DOWNSTAIRS
TO LET THEM IN
AND THEY HIT ME ON THE HEAD
WITH A ROLLING PIN

Submitter comment: INFORMANT PLAYED TO THIS RHYME.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; Y HOUSE

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-04-1970

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VOCABULARY

SMACK FREAK - HEROINE ADDICT

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THES IS A COMMMON NAME FOR THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; Y HOUSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-09-1970

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VOCABULARY

WORKS- NAME APPLIED TO THE MEASURING SPOON, SYRING, MATCH AND HEROINE

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS MANY HEROINE ADDICTS USE THESE TERMS.

Where learned: TOLD AT ; Y HOUSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-09-1970

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NAMING THE ELDEST MALE CHILD

IF IT WORKS OUT THAT IN THREE SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS OF LEBANESE
FAMILIES THE ELDEST CHILD IS A BOY, THE SON IN THE THIRD GENERATION
IS NAMED AFTER THE SON OF THE FIRST. IN OTHER WORDS, HE IS NAMED
AFTER HIS PATERNAL GRANDFATHER (FRANK WAS NAMED AFTER HIS GRAND-
FATHER).

Where learned: TOLD AT ; Y HOUSE

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 01-00-1969

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