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This informant grew up in San Diego, CA.  He is now a sophomore student at USC.  He told me about a few folk expressions from his high school and I chose “Lope” Informant: Lope is short for “Low Profile” but it can be used in all different sorts of contexts.  If someone if drinking vodka […]

Pirate’s Cave

Here my informant recounts a tradition among the local youth he knew in Point Loma to visit a place they called the “Pirate Cave” he describes the historical basis for the tradition, and the reasons people are still drawn there. “Alright, well I grew up in Point Loma San Diego, and there’s this thing called […]