Tag Archives: masculinity


Joke: Saving it for Later

Main Piece:  Informant: “My grandpa, he had this big bushy moustache and so he would always get food stuck in it. And people would like point it out, like if my mom was like ‘Hey, you have something in your moustache’ he’d be like ‘Hm. Saving it for later.’” Background: My informant acknowledged that he… Continue Reading »

“What should I say, if saying nothing would be better?” – Farsi Proverb

Description of Informant MV (79) is a retired engineer, chess master, and violinist from Tehran, Iran. At 19, he came to America to study at Ohio Northern and remained in the states for his adult life (Missouri and California). While in Iran, he lived a very traditional life under religious parents. He has embedded many… Continue Reading »

The Brown Helmet

Text: Informant (R): Yeah the KA’s had a tradition, we called the Brown Helmet, um, we had a travelling trophy that was awarded to the last person that got dumped by a date or a girlfriend. Uh and it was a brown army helmet. The reason it was brown or was called the Brown Helmet,… Continue Reading »

She Wants the D

I asked my informant to provide a tradition or saying and he gave this: “Okay, there are… certain sayings amongst articulate men that go along the lines of: “She wants the D.” What this “she wants the D” means is basically if she does something, which is arbitrary, I mean, you could put anything, then… Continue Reading »

“Bro Code” in the Gym

I asked my informant for a proverb or colloquial axiom and he thus provided: Alright, there are things in the Gym called “bro code,” and some of the bro code and bro sign stuff are, basically, “curls for the girls,” um, [laughter] “pecs for sex,” um, just meat-head stuff like that and um, they’re just insiders for… Continue Reading »