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Not Eating the Last Bit: An American Superstition

Background: The informant is my mother, who is a third generation Irish immigrant from Bridgeport, CT. She learned the superstition from her mother and has vehemently abided by it ever since.  Context: The following piece was collected in a casual, in-person interview at the informant’s home in San Diego, CA.  Piece:  Informant: “I can’t eat… Continue Reading »