Author Archives: mcrispi

“Ope”

Main Piece: (The following has been transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant.) Interviewer: Describe to me the definition of Ope, if you can Informant: Its kind of like like, excuse me but not in like a – aggressive way, more like a I’m sorry way. Interviewer: It’s an apologetic “excuse me?”… Continue Reading »

Ice Blocking

Main piece: (The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer.) Interviewer: Tell me about ice blocking, if you don’t mind. Informant: Okay, ice blockiiiiiiiiiiing, is a thing at – I don’t know uhh… Okay. At UCLA we have like a – not really like the typical college quad, but we have… Continue Reading »

Why Do Eskimos Wash Their Clothes in Tide?

Main piece: (The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer.) Interviewer: Can you tell me a joke? Informant: Sure. Here’s one my mother always told me. Do you know why the Eskimos warsh their clothes in Tide? Interviewer: Why? Informant: It’s too cold out-tide. (laughs) Interviewer: (chuckles) Wow. That’s uhh… that’s… Continue Reading »