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Indian Superstition – Sneezing

Informant: So in Indian folklore, there’s this like… superstition that if someone is leaving, like for like an event or just leaving your house or something, and, like, one of you sneezes… then you need to like, stop and immediately do prayer… and then like, get milk from the fridge and pour it on the… Continue Reading »

Latin Proverb – Postquam vinum, lac Fac testamento tuo

Content: Latin Proverb “Postquam vinum, lac. Fac testamento tuo.” Transliteration – “After the wine, milk. Make your will.” Translation – “If after wine, you drink milk, make your last will and testament.” Context: Informant – “I heard it from my father. He was quite the linguist. I’ve never heard anyone else say it, but the… Continue Reading »

“Don’t drink milk with fish”

BACKGROUND: A family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania passed down the tradition and ominous warning, “Don’t drink milk with fish”. This proverb was passed down for so many generations that the actual reason not to drink milk while eating fish. The family comes from a long line of traditional Mennonites branching off into the Pennsylvania dutch… Continue Reading »

Recipe – General European

The informant learned the following recipe for potato soup from her mother: The informant briefly summarizes the recipe: “It was just a few, um, ingredients: potatoes and milk and cream, and salt and pepper, and onions, and usually it was in a crockpot, uh, but it made a nice, simple, creamy tom—potato soup . …. Continue Reading »