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SAYING

MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID, "I'D TRADE WITH THE DEVIL IF HE
HAD WHAT I WANTED."

Submitter comment: MARGARET PREFACED ALL HER GRANDMOTHER DYER'S SAYINGS THIS
WAY--HER GRANDMOTHER WAS A CHARACTER. WHEN SOMEONE SAID,
"WELL, I DON'T THINK I'LL GO TO THAT STORE," HER GRANDMOTHER
WOULD RETORT WITH THIS SAYING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GREEN HILLS ; CAIN SLOAN DEPARTMENT STORE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-08-1964

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SAYING

MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID, "IF I EVER GET HYDROPHOBIA,
I HAVE A LONG LIST OF PEOPLE I WANT TO GO OUT AND BITE."

Submitter comment: MARGARET'S GRANDMOTHER DYER WAS A CHARACTER AND THIS
POINTS IT OUT. THIS COULD PROBABLY BE TRUE OF MARGARET
AND HER FATHER TOO--IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GREEN HILLS ; CAIN SLOAN DEPARTMENT STORE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-08-1968

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