Author Archives: ccstuart@usc.edu

Lying & Stealing Proverb

Because most proverbs I know of tend to be incredibly well known and overstated in America, I decided to search online for unusual proverbs I would not recognize and research those proverbs’ meaning and origins. I found the most unique one to have Slovenian origins. Proverb: Lying a little and stealing a little will get […]

Cincinnati Proverb

The following was recorded from a conversation I had with a friend marked HL. I am marked CS. She shared with me a proverb she was told growing up from her Grandmother.   HL: “If you get on the bus to Cincinnati, don’t be surprised when you get to Cincinnati.” CS: “And how would you […]

Biblical Proverb

The following was recorded from a conversation I had with a friend marked HL. I am marked CS. She shared with me a proverb she was told growing up from her Grandmother.   HL: “My mom always told me a biblical proverb. It was ‘to he who much is given, much is expected.” CS: “Can […]

Old Age Proverb

The following proverb was recorded from a conversation I had with a friend marked HL. I am marked CS. She shared with me a proverb she was told growing up from her Grandmother.   HL: “Experience is a comb that nature gives us when we’re bald.” CS: “Can you explain to me a brief translation?” […]

Holiday tradition

The following was recorded from a conversation I had on the phone with my mother, marked JS. She described to me a few holiday traditions as well as rituals she did throughout her childhood. Below is one of the rituals.   JS: “We always used to leave our shoe outside on St. Nicholas Day which […]