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RIDDLE

Q: LEGS I HAVE BUT SELDOM WALK;/ I BACKBITE ALL, BUT NEVER TALK.
A: FLEA.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED IT FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; INSECT (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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DEFINITION

A BUCCANEER IS A HELL OF A PRICE TO PAY FOR CORN.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT AT WORK.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS ; FOOD ; PLANT ; PUN

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PUN ; SLANG: BUCK FOR DOLLAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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FISHING PREDICTIONS

IF THE COWS ARE LAYING DOWN IN THE
PASTURE THE FISH ARE BITING.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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FISHING PREDICTIONS

DON'T BOTHER TO GO FISHING AFTER A BIG WIND
ALL THE FISH ARE OUT DEEP.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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FISHING PREDICTIONS

FISH BITE GOOD AFTER AN EARLY MORNING RAIN.

Submitter comment: HE LEARNED THIS FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: ON A FISHING TRIP

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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