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PEA GREEN SOUP

THIS IS A RIDDLE JOKE THAT LEADS THE UNKNOWING PERSON TO SAY
SOMETHING EMBARRASSING. AFTER EACH QUESTION THE PERSON
ANSWERS: "PEA GREEN SOUP."
Q:"WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST?"
A:"PEA GREEN SOUP."
THE QUESTIONS CONTINUE WITH LUNCH, DINNER AND MIDNIGHT SNACK.
THE LAST QUESTION DOESN'T SEEM OBVIOUS UNTIL ANSWERED.
Q:"WHAT DID YOU DO ALL NIGHT?"
A:"PEA GREEN SOUP."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; THE VALLEY SCHOOL ; GRAND BLANC

James Callow Keyword(s): PEE=URINATE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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Why we say "His name is Mud"

The doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth was Dr. Mud. This is
where the saying "his name is Mud" originated. This saying is
widespread and frequently used. An ancestor of Dr. Mud is currently
trying to clear the family name.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND BLANC

James Callow Keyword(s): Lincoln assassination

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

Date learned: 01-00-1991

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