“At the House of the Blacksmith…”

Contextual Information

Time of Interview: April 24th, 1:03 p.m.

Location of Interview: Interior of VKC Library

Informant’s first encounter w/ Folklore: early childhood, w/ grandparents

When Folklore is performed: when critiquing hypocritical behavior



“’En casa del herrero, cuchillo de palo.’ It translates to, ‘At the house of the blacksmith, he has knives made of wood.’”


My informant would hear his grandfather of Spanish descent often make this passing remark when critiquing someone with hypocritical behavior. The saying speaks to hypocrisy, for the man who works with metals all day goes home to wooden utensils.