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Press F

Background: My informant is a friend of mine of Chinese heritage. He is active in the gaming and computer science communities, and is very knowledgeable about memes and internet culture.  The purpose of the call was specifically so that I could gather folklore from my informant, and they were aware about that as well.  Context:… Continue Reading »

Wombo Combo

Context: Playing Super Smash Bros with some friends at my house and one of my friends, S, keeps shouting “Wombo combo” while beating us all. S is a 20-year-old male from California who plays Super Smash Bros a lot. Piece: S: *hits me and another person in the game rapidly* “WOMBO COMBO BABY” Me: “Did you… Continue Reading »

The Floss (Viral Dance)

Context: Sitting with my grandma, younger sister, mom, and uncle. My sister, M, is 16. We started discussing Fortnite dances and how popular they have become, particularly the Floss dance. Piece: Me: “You can’t go anywhere without seeing a kid doing the floss dance.” M: “Yeah, we were just at the Phillies game with dad… Continue Reading »

Beerio Kart

About the Interviewed: Spencer is a former student of the George Washington University, now graduated and teaching English overseas. He describes his ethnic background as “Potpourri”, with his family having a mixture of Scottish-Polish origins with some Irish thrown in the mix. His family has lived in North America for generations, so he prefers to identify… Continue Reading »

Leauge of Legends – Slang Words and Memes

About the Interviewed: Jared is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, studying Finance. At the time of this interview, he is also my roommate. His ethnic background is distinctively Chinese, and his parents are first-generation American immigrants. He is 20 years old. At this point of the interview, I highlighted upon my roommate’s… Continue Reading »