Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) - Types of Folktales

1696: What Should I Have Said?

ATU > 1200-1999: ANECDOTES AND JOKES > 1525-1724: Stories about a Man > 1675-1724: The Stupid Man > 1696: What Should I Have Said?


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.


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Auf Reisen gehen1696GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
Der gescheite Hans1696GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
Lo beneyt1696CatalanFrancesc Maspons LabrósSpain1871

External Examples

Arrant Fool 1696 Russian Internet Archive
Clever Hans 1696 German Internet Archive
El ignorante que no sabía qué decir 1696 Argelia Óscar Abenójar 2013 Corpus de Literatura Oral
El marido bobo y la mujer boba 1696 Argelia Óscar Abenójar 2013 Corpus de Literatura Oral
Giufa and the Wineskin 1696 Italian Internet Archive
Going Traveling 1696 German Internet Archive
Jack's Rewards and what he did with them 1696 British Internet Archive
Jock and his Mother 1696 British Internet Archive
Lazy Jack 1696 English Internet Archive
Pieterke 1696 Netherlands 1900 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Stupid Drover 1696 Mexican Internet Archive
Stupid's mistaken Cries 1696 British Internet Archive
Van Pieterke, die zijn boodschappen verkeerd deed. 1696 Netherlands 1892 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Village Fool 1696 United States Internet Archive
What Am I to Say? 1696 Greek Internet Archive

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