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Liquor before beer…

Main Piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and the interviewer. Interviewer: So I’m pretty sure you’ve heard this term before, but I wanna get your understanding of what it means if that’s good… the saying I’m talking about is,”Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, beer before liquor, you’ve never… Continue Reading »

Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear – American Drinking Proverb

Main Piece: “Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear, beer before liquor never been sicker.” Context and Analysis: My informant is a 19-year-old male. The informant claims he first heard this proverb when he was in ninth grade. It was one of the first times he was consuming alcohol and was not paying attention to… Continue Reading »

99 Bottles of Coke

BACKGROUND: The following song was sung by young children (kindergarten-middle school) in the Bay Area of California, traditionally on long car trips or bus rides. The song was often sung ironically to bother other members of the vehicle due to its obnoxiously long and repetitive manor. According to this source, the song often wouldn’t last more… Continue Reading »