Author Archives: Aimy Vo

Proverb – American

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” My informant first heard this phrase at the age of six or seven.  Her parents would always give her a dollar for ice cream every week.  However, when she wanted to buy a Barbie doll, she had no money and her parents would not buy it for her. … Continue Reading »

Riddle – American

Q: “What two coins make 30 cents but one is not a nickel? A: A quarter and a nickel. My informant first heard this riddle when she was 7 years old.  She heard it while she was in class.  A classmate was speaking with her and her classmate felt like acting smart so her classmate… Continue Reading »

Proverb – American

“A stitch in time saves nine.” My informant first heard this phrase at the age of thirteen.  At this age, she was having a lot of family problems and she never wanted to deal with it so she went out constantly.  However as she went out more, her family problems increased.  One day while she… Continue Reading »

Proverb – American

“Kill two birds with one stone.” My informant first heard this phrase when he was thirteen and in the 8th grade.  His history teacher was lecturing and brought up the proverb “Kill two birds with one stone.”  My informant did not understand what it meant and asked his history teacher for the definition.  His history… Continue Reading »

Riddle – American

Q: “What is black before you use it, red while you use it, and white after you use it?” A: Charcoal. My informant first heard about this riddle while reading a newspaper.  My informant found the riddle in the corner of the newspaper and thought it was a pretty interesting riddle but easy to solve. … Continue Reading »