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“Solamente son pajitas que le caen in la leche.”

The folk metaphor described verbatim by informant: “When there’s something I’m bothered by, my Puerto Rican mother says to me ‘Solamente son pajitas que le caen en la leche’: they’re just little flecks that fly in the milk. You can see them but they’re just not important. I agree with that philosophy to try and… Continue Reading »

“No one knows what’s in the pot except the one who stirs it.”

The metaphor described verbatim by informant: “That’s about gossip. That’s a Puerto Rican saying about gossip. I learned it from my mother, my Puerto Rican mother. Who would hear people talking about stuff especially about like somebody’s marriage or you know ‘Oh you know she did this’ or you know ‘They’re doing that’ or ‘This… Continue Reading »