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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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TELL A CHILD TO SAY "WINDSHIELD WIPERS."
IF HE DOES, REPLY WITH, "YOU WEAR DIAPERS."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.500

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

CROOKED AS A DOG'S HIND LEG.

Submitter comment: SAID OF A LINE OR A PICTURE OR WHATEVER IS HANGING CROOKED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): BALANCE?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FOLK SPEECH

DRESSED OUT OF THE BANDBOX.

Submitter comment: MEANING DRESSED IN FINERY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Keyword(s): CLOTHING

James Callow Keyword(s): DRESSED FIT TO KILL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FOLK SPEECH

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

Submitter comment: MEANING CORNERED

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

CLEAN AS A PIN

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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FOLK SAYING

"FER PIECE OFF".

Submitter comment: SAID IN REFERENCE TO SOMEONE WHO IS FAR AWAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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"FLAT AS A FRITTER."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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"I SEE", SAID THE BLIND MAN TO HIS DEAF AND DUMB WIFE

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRADICTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

SHE LOOKS LIKE IF YOU TOUCHED HER, SHE'D BREAK.

Submitter comment: SAID OF A WOMAN WHO IS MADE UP PERFECTLY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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UGLY AS HOMEMADE SIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NONE GIVEN

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UGLY AS A HOMEMADE FENCE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NONE GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

MAD AS A WET HEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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RHYME (MOTTO)

MONEY IS OUR RELIGION, SEX IS OUR GOD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; WEALTH

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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SHAKY AS A LEAF

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SHE CAN RAISE ENOUGH HELL FOR TEN PEOPLE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Keyword(s): VIOLENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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SKINNY AS A RAIL

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SLICK AS NIGGER SHIT

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

SLOW AS SORGHUM IN JANUARY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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