Tag Archives: proverbs


“The race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong”

The original script is found in the Bible but originally written in Hebrew. “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, not the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but… Continue Reading »

A ghost who died while eating, still looks good

Context: The subject is a college freshman, born in South Korea before moving to the United States when they were 12 years old. I wanted to get to know more about any folklore they might have experienced growing up, so I conducted an interview with them to find out. They use this proverb very frequently… Continue Reading »

Why do you have to taste soy paste and shit to tell them apart?

Context: The subject is a college freshman, born in South Korea before moving to the United States when they were 12 years old. I wanted to get to know more about any folklore they might have experienced growing up, so I conducted an interview with them to find out.   Piece: Subject: It’s said in… Continue Reading »

“Stone On Your Heart”

Context: The subject is from Israel, and is a freshman at USC. Throughout my time of knowing him he has shared many jokes and proverbs that are specific to his home country. For this reason, I decided to interview him for the database.   Piece: Interviewer: So you’ve told us about this saying you have… Continue Reading »