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FOOD-VEGETABLE

IN THE OLD WEST A MAN ORDERED FRIED POTATOES CUT VERY THIN. WHEN
THE COOK BROUGHT OUT THE POTATOES, THE MAN COMPLAINED THAT THEY
WERE NOT THIN ENOUGH. THE COOK GOT SO MAD THAT HE RETURNED TO THE
KITCHEN AND CUT UP THE POTATOES RAZOR THIN AND FRIED THEM UP.
THE MAN THOUGHT THEY WERE DELICIOUS. THUS THE POTATO CHIP.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; NEWARK

Keyword(s): ORIGIN OF A FOOD ; ORIGIN OF A SNACK: THE POTATO CHIP

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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JEST ANECDOTE

A MAN CONDUCTED THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENT: HE TOOK
A GLASS OF WATER AND A GLASS OF ALCOHOL AND
PLACED A LIVE WORM IN EACH. HE OBSERVED THAT IN
THE WATER, THE WORM SWAM ABOUT WHILE IN THE
ALCOHOL THE WORM CURLED UP AND DIED. HE DREW THE
CONCLUSION THAT IF YOU DRINK, YOU'LL NEVER GET
WORMS.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; NEWARK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00001971 EARLY

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