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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

(TRANSLATION) DRAFT BEER, NOT STUDENTS.

Where learned: ON A BUS

Keyword(s): FOOD ; POLITICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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Why put a coon on the moon by three?
When you can put his ass in a tree by noon!
What looks good on a nigger?
A police dog!
Why do black people smell?
So blind people can hate them too!

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; ON A BUS

Keyword(s): African American ; Bigot ; Black ; JOKE ; Offensive ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1960

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What do you get when you cross a Black and an Irishman?
A lepracoon.
What do you call a black man in a tree?
A branch manager.

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Where learned: DETROIT ; ON A BUS

Keyword(s): African American ; Bigot ; Black ; Irish ; JOKE ; Offensive ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

James Callow Keyword(s): Leprechaun

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1990

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BELIEF

IF YOU PUT A ROPE AROUND THE CAMP WHEN YOU'RE NOT CAMPING,
THE SNAKE WON'T CROSS IT. COURSE IT'S NOT TRUE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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BELIEF

IF YOU GET IN A NEST OF BEES, THEY WON'T STING YYOU IF YOU
HOLD YOUR BREATH.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IF A BIRD TRIES TO GET IN THE HOUSE, THERE'LL BE A DEATH
IN THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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IF YOUR AZALEA BLOOMS AT CHRISTIMASTIME, THERE'LL BE A DEATH
IN YOUR FAMILY.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ON A BUS ; BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 07-26-1968

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM MAXIM

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!

Where learned: ON A BUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; PACIFISM ; SEX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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