Occupation: Student, Part time facilities attendant at on campus gym
Residence: Los Angeles
Date of Performance/Collection: 4/26/13
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Armenian
The informant provided the following when prompted for a folk saying or proverb:
Informant: “Nothing drops faster than an anchor”
Me: Where’d you hear it?
Informant: I heard this at a frat party
Me: Cool, what does it mean?
[long silence followed by laughter]
Informant: I think it stands for, it’s… certain individuals from a certain sorority are not the hardest people to… please, to put it politically correct.
Upon further examination, the informant revealed the” anchor” as being a metaphor for the Greek letter Delta as it appears in some sorority. The sexual innuendo which follows needs no further explanation.