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ON MOTHER,S SIDE, ALL VIRGINS WHOSE NAME BEGAN WITH A "C" MARRIED
A MAN WHOSE NAME ALSO BEGAN WITH A "C".

Submitter comment: FOR FIVE GENERATIONS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 11-03-1971

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DEATH
YOU CAN TELL IF SOMEONE IS DEAD BY PUTTING A MIRROR UNDER THEIR NOSE,
AND LOOK FOR MOISTURE DUE TO BREATHING TO SETTLE ON THE MIRROR.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Keyword(s): BREATH ; DEATH ; LIFE ; MEDICAL ; Mirror ; SIGN ; Signal ; TRICK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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WHEN MARY HAS A LITTLE LAMB,
THE DOCTOR WAS SURPRISED.
WHEN OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM
YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE DOCTOR'S EYES.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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NURSERY RHYME

ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
MAPLE SYRUP IS SWEET,
SO ARE YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-03-1971

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WENT OVER LIKE A LEAD BALLOON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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DIALECT PHRASE

SUCH A DEAL
SUCH A DEAL

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

James Callow Keyword(s): EXCLAMATION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-27-1971

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WHAT GOES BLACK WHITE
BLACK WHITE
BLACK WHITE?
A NUN BOUNCING DOWN A STAIR CASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 201

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-10-1971

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