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English: He’d peel an orange in his pocket
Collected: Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland (12-20-2018)
Origin: Because he’s so mean, he wouldn’t share it, Heard it from her grandmother, and after the war, oranges were very rare, so if you’d had one, you’d share it.


English: You’ve got one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel
collected: Ridgewood, Queens (03-27-2016)
origin: He heard it in North Carolina, from a contractor who was talking about a friend who was old and really clumsy and careless. Meaning you’re on the verge of death at any moment. Such an understated, witty quip combined with a slapstick visual component is common to North Carolina humor.