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Meaning Behind The Proverb “Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst”

Main Piece:  Original Proverb: “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”  Meaning as told by my informant:  “It’s honestly pretty self explanatory. It’s good to be an optimist… you should always root for what you want and have faith. However, you can’t be naive about it. You should always have some kind of plan… Continue Reading »

Folk Medicine — Face is red, raise the head

Text The following piece was collected from a fifty-two year old Caucasian man from Chicago, Illinois. The man will hereafter be referred to as the “Informant”, and I the “Collector”. Informant: “My father was a doctor, he was always bring home doctorly advice for us kids.” Collector: “What did he say?” Informant: (laughing) “I remember,… Continue Reading »

Joke: A Lawyer, Doctor, and an Engineer

Informant: “So, a lawyer, a doctor and an engineer go golfing and they’re out there and they’re trying to play but there is this foursome in front of them who are god-awful, and they are hitting the ball but they are hitting it all over the place, sometimes it seems as if they can’t even… Continue Reading »