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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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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

AS SKINNY AS A SAWHORSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DEFINITION ; HUMAN CREATIONS

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

THE OLDER THE GOAT THE HARDER ARE HIS HORNS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE ; ANIMAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

THE HAMMER DOESN'T LAST AS LONG
AS THE ANVIL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): TOOL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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FARMING BELIEF - PENNSYLVAIA DUTCH

POTATOES PLANTED ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY WILL BE
LARGE AND NUMEROUS.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: Observation

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

THE OLDER THE GOAT THE HARDER ARE HIS HORNS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SAYING

THE PIG MUST HAVE EATEN THE MUSIC.

Submitter comment: SAID WHEN HEARING BAD MUSIC PLAYED.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001961 SUMMER

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FARMING BELIEF

POTATOES AND PEAS SHOULD BE PLANTED WHEN THE MOON'S
HORNS POINT DOWNWARD.

Submitter comment: THAT IS, WHEN THE MOON IS WANING.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F476
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 00001961 SUMMER

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ACCORDING TO THIS INFORMANT, IT IS BAD LUCK TO PLAY
A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IN A HOUSE WHERE SOMEONE
HAS RECENTLY DIED. THE NOISE IS SAID TO SCARE
THE ANGELS AWAY FROM THE HOUSE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Music
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 00001961 SPRING

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH PROVERB

A MAN WILL ALWAYS DO WELL WITH A BIG BARN AND A BIG WIFE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; OBSERVATION ; PROSPERITY ; ZEUGMA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 06001961 (SUMMER OF 1961)

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PROVERB

YOU CAN'T HATCH CHICKENS FROM COOKED EGGS.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS YOU CAN'T USE SOMETHING TWICE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT LOOKS THE MOST LIKE HALF OF A CHICKEN?
ANSWER: THE OTHER HALF.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying:

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Behind ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Fast ; Hurry ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; Slow ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

We grow too soon old and too late schmart!

Submitter comment:

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; Late ; Maxim ; Old ; PENNSYLVANIA ; Pennsylvania Dutch ; PROVERB ; REGIONAL ; Smart ; VERSE ; Wise ; Young

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Good cookin' lasts, kissin' don't.

Submitter comment:

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; COOKING ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; KISS ; KISSING ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; REGIONAL ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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