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DRIER THAN A DISSERTATION ON DESERTS

Submitter comment: HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF REPETITION OF THE LETTER D,
AND A COMMON STYLE OF MR. ELLIOT.
MR. ELLIOT WAS COMPARING THIS IMPOSSIBILITY WITH THE LACK OF RAIN IN
AN AREA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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MARRIAGE IS LIKE A HARP--NICE MUSIC BUT MANY STRINGS ATTACHED.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ONE OF MR. ELLIOT'S OPENING STATEMENTS. IT ALMOST HIS OWN
NALGROUP OF PROVERBS THAT HE HAS TO OPEN EACH SESSION OF.

James Callow comment: KEYPUNCH CARD WAS BACKWARDS. IN ANY POSITION IT MAKES NO SENSE.
WEATHER REPORTING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SAYING

COLDER THAN A MINER'S CAP IN THE WINTER.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS USING A SIMILE TO COMPARE THE COLD WEATHER TO THE
MINER'S STEEL HAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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SAYING

AS MUCH FUN AS AN INGROWN TOENAIL.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMMENTING ON THE NASTY WEATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SAYING

COLD ENOUGH TO PUT PRESTONE IN YOUR POLAR BEAR.

Submitter comment: HERE AGAIN IS AN EXAMPLE ON MR. ELLIOT'S STYLE, A COMBINATION OF
WIT AND ALLITERATION.
USE OF PLOSIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 11-00-0019

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SAYING

AS WELCOME AS A CASTOR OIL MARTINI.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMMENTING ABOUT THE COLD, WET WEATHER THE DETROIT
WAS HAVING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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SAYING

LIKE TRYING TO FIND FEATHERS ON AN AARDVARK.

Submitter comment: MR. ELLIOT WAS COMPARING THE IMPOSSIBILTY OF NICE WEATHER TO THE
IMPOSSIBILITY OF FINDING FEATHERS ON AN AARDVARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE ; ON TELEVISION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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