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תיאור מוטיב

מוטיב

מספר
הסיפור

Magnetic stone.

F806

1301

What is strongest? Woman.

H631.4

1607

Other riddles.

H840

1697

Wisdom (knowledge) acquired from experience.

J10

415

Plea by showing great temptation to crime.

J1165

1349

Plea by showing great temptation to crime.

J1165

1357

Execution evaded by using three wishes. King ordains that guest who turns his plate shall be executed, but orders that anyone so condemned shall have three wishes granted. One of the wishes: to have all blinded who saw him turn the plate. He is freed.

J1181.1

1384

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

496

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

1774

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

1921

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

1971

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

1974

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

1975

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

2865

Quibbling answers. E.g., Where are you going? - Forward. Where are you going to cut the tree? - At the foot.

J1252

2953

'Better a live confessor than a dead martyr.'' So answers a preacher when asked whether he preferred to stay at home and confess his flock or go to war against the infidels.

J1261.9

2739

Christians have a merciful God. Jew so decides when he thinks of the scandalous life of the court of Rome.

J1263.3

1400

Transmutation of the quail. Bishop brought quail on Friday orders them cooked. Blamed. If he can turn bread into the body of the Lord why can he not turn quail into fish?

J1269.5

1418

The child born too soon.

J1276

1012

The child born too soon.

J1276

1013

The child born too soon.

J1276

1014

Suitor hesitates to marry girl as immature (or too delicate). Girl's father protests, saying that she has had three children.

J1279.3

1477

Suitor hesitates to marry girl as immature (or too delicate). Girl's father protests, saying that she has had three children.

J1279.3

1514

Gifts from the brothers. A king gives a man a coin. ''Is that all you give your brother?'' ''Are you my brother?'' ''Surely, we both pray, Our father, etc.'' ''If all your brothers give you as much as I you will be rich.''

J1283

260

The watered wine.

J1312

49

Will take care of the thirst. Doctors consult how to rid fever-stricken drunkard of his great thirst. ''You take care of the fever; I shall take care of the thirst.''

J1322.1

845

Prove me a liar. Beggar: ''Good day, you stingy fellows.'' They: ''We are not stingy fellows.'' Beggar: ''Then give and prove me a liar.''

J1333

305

Asking costs nothing. So says beggar who asks goldsmith to plate his club with gold.

J1338

55

Asking costs nothing. So says beggar who asks goldsmith to plate his club with gold.

J1338

347

Retorts from hungry persons.

J1340

292

The account-book of mistakes. A king, hearing that a man keeps an account-book of people's mistakes asks to see about his own record. He reads that the king has made a mistake in trusting a certain sum of money to a servant. King: ''How if he comes back with it?'' ''I shall cross off your name and put him down for making a mistake.''

J1371

172

A three thousand year old debt. Guests in inn discuss reincarnation. ''Since we shall come back in three thousand years, the host might trust us till then.'' Host: ''You still owe me what you didn't pay three thousand years ago.''

J1384

89

The double fool. A numskull caught changing meal from others' sacks into his own. Miller asks him what he is doing. ''I am a fool.'' ''Why then don't you put your meal into their sacks?'' ''I am only a simple fool. If I did that I should be a double fool.''

J1393

90

The double fool. A numskull caught changing meal from others' sacks into his own. Miller asks him what he is doing. ''I am a fool.'' ''Why then don't you put your meal into their sacks?'' ''I am only a simple fool. If I did that I should be a double fool.''

J1393

1331

A cynic's retorts.

J1442

1725

The cynic and the fig tree. Man tells friend that his wife has hanged herself on a fig tree. Friend: ''Give me a shoot of that tree!''

J1442.11

1622

Husband and wife burn their mouths. A wife served overhot soup, forgets and burns herself so that tears come to her eyes She says that her departed father liked soup so much that she weeps when she eats it. The husband is also burned and weeps: ''I am weeping because your accursed mother didn't take you with her when she died.''

J1478

284

Husband and wife burn their mouths. A wife served overhot soup, forgets and burns herself so that tears come to her eyes She says that her departed father liked soup so much that she weeps when she eats it. The husband is also burned and weeps: ''I am weeping because your accursed mother didn't take you with her when she died.''

J1478

1676

Mistaken identity. A bride slips up behind her husband and kisses him. He is annoyed. She: ''Pardon me, I did not know it was you''

J1485

435

Mistaken identity. A bride slips up behind her husband and kisses him. He is annoyed. She: ''Pardon me, I did not know it was you''

J1485

1141

Mistaken identity. A bride slips up behind her husband and kisses him. He is annoyed. She: ''Pardon me, I did not know it was you''

J1485

1142

Mistaken identity. A bride slips up behind her husband and kisses him. He is annoyed. She: ''Pardon me, I did not know it was you''

J1485

3005

Mistaken identity. A bride slips up behind her husband and kisses him. He is annoyed. She: ''Pardon me, I did not know it was you''

J1485

3140

A rule must work both ways.

J1511

1715

One absurdity rebukes another.

J1530

1715

Sharing joy and sorrow. Man pledged to do so with his wife follows instructions literally. Beats her - a joy to him and a sorrow to her.

J1541.1.1

1569

Clothes thrown into the cooking food. A trickster when told that food cooking is clothes being boiled retaliates by throwing his dirty hose into the pot.

J1561.1

345

Words in a foreign language thought to be insults.

J1802

1206

Numskulls lose corpse and bury live person instead.

J1834

1979

Nobody can move it. Foolish soldier at guard by cannon therefore quits.

J1849.4

2720

Absurd ignorance concerning place for animal to be kept.

J1904

1032

Absurd searches for the lost.

J1920

389

Absurd searches for the lost.

J1920

1091

Dead man identified by his cough. Numskull asked to identify corpse tries to do so by his cough.

J1937.1

1047

Dead man identified by his cough. Numskull asked to identify corpse tries to do so by his cough.

J1937.1

1133

A healthy place for a tomb. Numskull objects to unhealthy place for his tomb.

J1937.2

3095

Uncertainty about own identity.

J2010

1059

Opium-smoker on journey asks his way about; ends up at his own house.

J2027

1109

Absurd inability to count.

J2030

1698

Keeping the measure by stretching out the arms. Numskull goes to buy goods for his wife.

J2036

743

The foolish attempt to cheat the buyer.

J2083

1070

Seller of fox skins mixes otter skins with them. Thinks to cheat the buyer.

J2083.3

390

Seller of fox skins mixes otter skins with them. Thinks to cheat the buyer.

J2083.3

391

'Do not trust the over-holy'': counsel proved wise by experience. Wife so modest she will not travel with husband (adulteress); priest so pious he will not tread on worm (thief).

J21.18

1354

Disregard of danger to objects (or animals).

J2120

1029

Disastrous hesitation.

J2183

3118

The seventh cake satisfies. Fool regrets that he had not eaten number seven first since that was the one that brought satisfaction.

J2213.3

819

The seventh cake satisfies. Fool regrets that he had not eaten number seven first since that was the one that brought satisfaction.

J2213.3

1136

Numskull finds that one feather makes a hard pillow, thinks a sackful would be unbearable.

J2213.9

2145

The inconvenience of having a father: The numskull to his father: ''If you had never been born I would get my grandfather's estate.''

J2222

1612

The thief as discoverer. The fool lies still as the thief enters the house, hoping that the thief may find something so that he can take it back from the thief.

J2223

2147

The thief as discoverer. The fool lies still as the thief enters the house, hoping that the thief may find something so that he can take it back from the thief.

J2223

2176

Absurd scientific theories - general.

J2260

1060

Absurd scientific theories - general.

J2260

1120

Absurd theories concerning time.

J2276

1046

The smaller the evil the better. Therefore choose the smallest woman possible for a bride.

J229.10

2547

His wife has become a widow. Numskull buys cloth used only by widows and is therefore convinced.

J2301.2

386

His wife has become a widow. Numskull buys cloth used only by widows and is therefore convinced.

J2301.2

3080

Fool appointed to fictitious office boasts of it. ''Administrador de la yesca.''

J2331.2

1836

Testing the evidence by experiment: biting the ear off. The accused pleads that the plaintiff bit his own ear off. The judge takes time for consideration, tries to bite his own ear, but falls down and breaks his head.

J2376

2894

The philosophical watchman. A master sets his servant to keep watch over his horse at night. He soon asks the servant if he is asleep. ''No, I was thinking of who created so many stars in the sky.'' The second time the servant answers, ''No, I was thinking of who dug the sea. Where did he put the soil?'' The third time: ''I was wondering who would carry the saddle now that the horse is stolen.''

J2377

991

What will the robber do? A man curious as to what a robber is going to do waits to intervene and goes back to sleep.

J2378

1031

Foolish imitation - miscellaneous.

J2420

958

Foolish imitation - miscellaneous.

J2420

1217

Foolish imitation - miscellaneous.

J2420

1229

Literal fool.

J2450

1778

Literal obedience.

J2460

1145

Metaphors literally interpreted.

J2470

2315

Metaphors literally interpreted.

J2470

3100

The numskull buys water at market. He looks at bread. The merchant: ''It is as good as butter.'' He decides on butter. The merchant: ''It is as sweet as oil.'' He decides on oil. The merchant: ''It is as clear as water.'' He decides on water.

J2478

1095

Religious words or exercises interpreted with absurd literalness.

J2495

1113

Religious words or exercises interpreted with absurd literalness.

J2495

1114

The silence wager. A man and his wife make a wager as to who shall speak first (close the door). The man (woman) becomes jealous and scolds; loses the wager.

J2511

3116

The fool and the visitor's large nose. The fool asks where he got the large nose. Is removed from the room. He comes back to mend matters. He says, ''What a small nose you have!'' He is again taken from the room. The third time: ''What difference does it make whether you have a nose or not?''

J2512

2895

'Foresee the possible event.'' Asked to call a doctor when his master falls ill, fool also calls the undertaker.

J2516.9

176

Thankful fools: Fool thanks God that he was not sitting on the ass when it was stolen.

J2550

1089

Thankful fools: Fool thanks God that he was not sitting on the ass when it was stolen.

J2550

2102

Thankful fools: Fool thanks God that he was not sitting on the ass when it was stolen.

J2550

2102

Thankful fools: Fool thanks God that he was not sitting on the ass when it was stolen.

J2550

3119

Thankful fools: Fool thanks God that he was not sitting on the ass when it was stolen.

J2550

3120

'Thank God that camels have no wings.'' They might fly about and kill people.

J2564

2108

The easy problem made hard.

J2700

385

'What do I hold in my hand?'' (Ring). ''In its first state it was in the mountains; it is round and flat.'' Fool: ''A millstone.''

J2712

1122

Foolish marriage of old man and young girl.

J445.2

702

Foolish marriage of old man and young girl.

J445.2

706

Foolish marriage of old man and young girl.

J445.2

1623

Father gives son three rings. Only one is good although they all look the same. Same with religions.

J462.3.1.1

2038

Wisdom (knowledge) taught by parable.

J80

1519

Wisdom of concessions to power.

J811

71

Wisdom of concessions to power.

J811

1916

Wisdom of concessions to power.

J811

1781

Consolation by thinking of some good aspect of a situation.

J865

193

Consolation by thinking of some good aspect of a situation.

J865

2175

Consolation by pretending that one does not want the thing he cannot have.

J870

742

Men not chosen for their ignorance; else he should have reached heaven. Upbraided for not knowing answer to question, man answers that he was chosen for his position because of what he knew, not of what he did not know.

J911.1

411

Hidden man behind image gives unwelcome answer to suppliant: image blamed.

K1971.8

3057

Appearance of Death exposes hypocrisy.

K2065

1619

Death message softened by equivocations. Various false explanations are given to prepare the hearer.

K2313

1596

Death message softened by equivocations. Various false explanations are given to prepare the hearer.

K2313

2010

Man orders a bottle of beer, then returns it and takes a loaf of bread instead. He refuses to pay for the bread because he has returned the beer undrunk. He refuses to pay for the beer because he has not drunk it.

K233.4

809

Drinking only after a bargain. A woman having thus sworn keeps buying and selling the same mule many times a day.

K236.2

861

Owner gives up goods through flattery.

K334

752

Thief successfully claims that stolen goods are his own.

K405.3

1364

Enigmatical prophecy.

M306

335

Enigmatical prophecy.

M306

336

Enigmatical prophecy.

M306

337

Persistent bad luck.

N250

1273

The faithless widow.

T231

1603

Minstrel throws wife into sea: her tongue the heaviest thing on board. Ordered to throw all heavy articles overboard.

T251.1.5

1538

Medicine against quarrelling: the wife must take one dose and keep it in her mouth for ten minutes as soon as her husband is angry.

T256.2

1600

Laziness.

W111

719

Lie: remarkable bouncing rubber boots (or the like).

X1021.1

1293

Lies about cities.

X1560

2103

Lies about fog

X1651

1294

Barber alone praises usurer. Custom not to bury dead until someone has something good to say about him. No one will praise a dead usurer until a barber is willing to say that he had a good beard.

X511

1379

Usurer encourages sermons against usury, so that his competitors will cease activity.

X516

3010

Tales filled with contradictions.

Z19.2

1294