Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1696: What Should I Have Said?

      1675-1724 The Stupid Man

            1525-1724 Stories about a Man

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

The mother teaches the boy (the man his wife) what he should say (do) in this or that circumstance. He uses the words in the most impossible cases and is always punished. [J2461]. Cf. Types 1681A, 1681B.

Motive(s)

- J2461:

- J2461.1.2:

- J2461.1.3:

- J2461.1.5:

- J2461.1.6:

- J2461.2:

- J2461.2.1:

- J2129.4:

- J2461:

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Clever Hans
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Going a-travelling
Francesc Maspons LabrĂ³s 1871 Spain Catalan Lo beneyt

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