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If it ain’t pig, it ain’t BBQ

Background: The informant was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He has lived in North Carolina his whole life. The following phrase expresses a sentiment of North Carolinians surrounding a classic Southern dish: barbecue. “If it ain’t pig, it ain’t BBQ” I was told that for most people in North Carolina, barbecue is specifically… Continue Reading »

Spanish Proverb

estomago lleno, corazón contento In English, this translates into “Full stomach, happy heart”. The source learned this saying from his host family when he studied abroad in Spain. His host family was Cuban, so he’s not sure if this saying comes from Spain or Cuba. This proverb reflects the Spanish culture’s deep appreciation for good… Continue Reading »