Author Archives: Amy Kao

Hot Weather, Hot Foods

Text: “When the weather is hot outside, you’re supposed to eat something hot so it’ll cool you down. I don’t really know why, I think it’s like… what you’re consuming is hotter than the weather outside.” Background: When asked about the background of this custom, the informant didn’t really know when or where it originated… Continue Reading »

Jinx, You Owe Me a Soda

Text: “Jinx you owe me a soda.” Background: If you say the same word or phrase as another person, you would say the phrase shown above to them. Jinx means you aren’t allowed to talk, and you have to give them a soda or they have to say your name three times. My informant said… Continue Reading »