Author Archives: Claire Nickerson

Proverb – Irish

The informant learned the following proverb from his father: “Most wind happens around the trees.” According to him, the proverb refers to the tendency of people to gossip when they gather in small groups. It is generally performed when the speaker wants to warn the listener not to talk too much, such as when the… Continue Reading »

Blason Populaire Joke

The informant heard the following joke from one of her classmates in high school. “Okay, so this one is horrible. I ask someone, ‘Do you know what Ethiopian food tastes like?’ Say, ‘No.’ And then I say, ‘Well, neither do Ethiopians.’ The joke is, because, Ethiopians don’t know what Ethiopian food tastes like because they… Continue Reading »