Tag Archives: Animal urban legends


Dropbear

Context: PH is a 20 year-old student who lives in San Diego, California. She learned about the folk creature of the dropbear through her friend who is from Australia. She told me about it in an interview. Text: PH: my Australian friend tried to convince any non-Australian person she met about the existence of dropbears…. Continue Reading »

Meaning of the Dove’s Cooing

Context: The following is an account from the informant, my father, that was told to him in a casual setting during his childhood in a Pakistani village. Background: The informant was recounting some common sayings that his aunts and older relatives mentioned in their everyday life. This particular saying is an explanation for the cooing… Continue Reading »