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HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED

THREE MEN MADE A FRIENDLY WAGER AMONGST THEMSELVES THAT
THEY COULD EACH SEDUCE THE SAME WOMAN. THEY CHOSE A VERY
ATTRACTIVE NEW WOMAN IN TOWN, NO ONE REALLY KNEW. SHE
LIVED AT HOME WITH HER FATHER. ALL THREE APPROACHED THE
WOMAN SEPARATELY, ON VARIOUS DAYS, JUST CLAIMING TO BE
NEIGHBORLY. THE WOMAN, SUSPECTING NOTHING, WAS WINED AND
DINED BY ALL THREE. SOON THE WOMAN FELL IN LOVE WITH ALL
THREE. SHE DECIDED TO CHOOSE JUST ONE AND TELL THE OTHER
TWO AFTER SHE PREPARED A DINNER FOR EACH OF THEM.
WHILE SHE WAS OUT SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES SHE PASSED BY A
LOCAL BARBER SHOP AND ACCIDENTALLY HEARD THE MEN BRAGGING
AND LAUGHING ABOUT THEIR WHOLE SCHEME. HURT AND
HUMILIATED SHE RAN HOME, BUT VOWED REVENGE. SHE CONTINUED
TO SEE EACH MAN FOR THE NEXT WEEK, AND DID PREPARE EACH
MAN A SPECIAL PRIME RIB DINNER, FROM HER OWN SPECIAL
RECIPE, HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. THEY
EACH ATE THEIR RESPECTIVE DINNERS AND WENT HOME. OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS THE THREE MEN FOUND THEMSELVES MADLY IN LOVE
WITH THE WOMAN. THEY SOON BEGAN TO FIGHT AMONGST
THEMSELVES OVER HER AND KILLED ONE ANOTHER. THAT NIGHT
THE WOMAN'S FATHER ASKED HER, "WHAT DID YOU DO TO THOSE
MEN? " THE WOMAN REPLIED, "NOTHING REALLY, PAPA; I JUST
LISTENED TO WHAT MAMA ALWAYS SAID, THE WAY TO A MAN'S
HEART IS THROUGH HIS STOMACH." "WITH THE HELP OF A PRIME
RIBS SOAKED OVERNIGHT IN BARBECUE SAUCE MADE FROM YOUR
MENSTRUATION FLUID, AND URINE." SAID HER FATHER. SHOCKED,
THE GIRL STOOD UP, "HOW DID YOU KNOW?" "I'D ONLY SMELLED
RIBS THAT GOOD ONE OTHER TIME IN MY LIFE, WHEN YOUR MOTHER
PREPARED THE SAME DINNER FOR ME," REPLIED HER FATHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
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A FARMER WAS PLOWING A FIELD TO BE PLANTED WHEN HE CAME
ACROSS TWO SNAKES. ONE ATTEMPTED TO BITE HIM, BUT ONLY
GOT HIS BOOT. SCARED AND ANGRY, THE MAN RAN FOR HIS
SHOVEL AND CHOPPED THE HEAD OFF THE SNAKE. HE TURNED AND
WALKED AWAY LEAVING THE DEAD SNAKE BESIDE ITS MATE.
AFTER THAT HE FELT HE DESERVED A BREAK FOR THE DAY AND
WENT TO TOWN. THAT AFTERNOON, AFTER BEING SCOLDED BY HIS
WIFE FOR NOT FINISHING THE FIELD, THE FARMER DECIDED TO
GO TO BED EARLY. WHEN THE FARMER TURNED BACK HIS COVERS
HE FOUND THE SNAKE'S MATE HE HAD FAILED TO KILL WHEN HE
WAS OUT IN THE FIELD. THE SNAKE STRUCK AT HIM BUT ONLY
BIT INTO HIS BELT. HE INSTANTLY WENT FOR HIS RIFLE AND
KILLED THE SNAKE BEFORE IT RECOVERED. FROM THAT MOMENT
ON HE SWORE TO NEVER LEAVE A JOB UNDONE. THE FIELD WAS
COMPLETELY PLOWED THAT EVENING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS YOUR FEET WITH A BROOM, YOU WILL HAVE
TO GO TO JAIL, OR BREAK THE LAW AND BE CAUGHT BY AN
OFFICER WHEN YOU DO IT. TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING OR
COUNTER IT, YOU ARE TO LOOK AT THE BROOM WITH YOUR LEFT
EYE CLOSED AND SPIT ON THE BROOM BRISTLES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions

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IF YOU EAT COLLARD GREENS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW
YEAR, JANUARY 1 YOU WILL PROSPER, FINANCIALLY, ALL
YEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's

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PROVERB

KNOWLEDGE IS LIKE A RUNNING BROOK. THE DEEPER IT IS THE
QUIETER IT WILL RUN.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE LOUD AND TALK
CONSTANTLY DON'T HAVE MUCH INTELLIGENCE. THOSE WHO DO ARE
QUIET AND SOFT SPOKEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

James Callow Keyword(s): SIMILE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1972

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PROVERB

AN EAVESDROPPER NEVER HEARS ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO EAVESDROP, DO SO ONLY
TO LEARN BAD THINGS AND SPREAD BAD THINGS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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PROVERB

IF YOU LIE DOWN WITH DOGS YOU WILL WAKE UP WITH FLEAS.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS AN OLD SAYING IN THE SOUTH DIRECTED AT OVER
EAGER YOUNGSTERS THAT WANTED TO EXPERIENCE SEX.
BASICALLY A WAY TO DETER THEM FROM TRYING TOO SOON. WHICH
WAS IN FACT EFFECTIVE DURING ITS TIME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RIPLEY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1988

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