Tag Archives: English Proverb


A Bird In The Hand Is Better Than Two In The Bush

Main Piece: Interviewer: So what proverb did you want to share with me today? Subject: A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. Interviewer: What does that mean? Subject: It means… what you have and what you can see and what you can hold is better than what you might be… Continue Reading »

Nickname Mix-Up

Informant Info: The informant is a 22-year-old male who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and comes from a Catholic family. He currently is a senior at USC and is very into half-marathon and marathon racing.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Any major proverbs or inside jokes within your family?   Interviewee: My mom always calls… Continue Reading »

Mother Proverb

Informant: My informant, S. G., is 19 and was born and raised in Southern California. S. G. lives in Chino Hills and has two mothers who both work as P.E. teachers for high school and middle schools. She has one older sister and one younger brother with the family having ties to its Swedish heritage…. Continue Reading »