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Culinta (Cullies) and Ginkles (Ginks)

Conext: The following informant, T, is a 56 yr. old married mother of three. She comes from a large Italian family. She explains to me the alternative names she and her entire extended family use for vagina (culinta/cullie) and penis (ginkle/ginks). The informant also sings me a song she created when her daughter was a… Continue Reading »

“Al povero mancano tante cose, all’avaro tutte”

Main piece: Proverb “Al povero mancano tante cose, all’avaro tutte” Translation: “the poor man is lacking many things, the greedy man all” Background Information: Informant is Italian and lived a portion of his life in Milan, Italy. He learned it through spending time with his father, he would tell him this when he asked for money. To… Continue Reading »