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One Legged Pig Joke

Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AH). AH: “So I heard this from my dad, but I don’t know where he heard it. There’s this delivery guy and he’s making his normal rounds, but he has to go out to this really rural part of town to deliver this package…. Continue Reading »

Determining Marriages from the Chinese Zodiac Calendar

Context: My informant is a 55 year old woman that immigrated from China to America in her early 30s. She is a mother, a registered nurse, and also a teacher in nursing school. This conversation took place in a hotel one evening, and the informant and I were alone. In this account, she explains the… Continue Reading »

No Pig Was There

Slang: Kein schwein war da Translation: No pig was there Full Translation: There was no person there, no one was around or present at that point in time. Context: This informant is a nineteen year old college student, attending school in the US. However, he lives abroad in a small town in Germany, where he… Continue Reading »

Pig Legend

Informant Background: This individual was born and grew up in Hawaii. His family is of Japanese and Chinese descent. He speaks Japanese and English. His family still practice many Japanese traditions, also many Chinese traditions. They celebrate some of the Japanese holidays. Many of the folk-beliefs and superstitious are still practiced. His relatives who are… Continue Reading »