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Sorority Apartments

MAIN PIECE Sorority Apartments “A lot of Sorority girls at CSUCI have fought over who gets to live in a Sorority apartment building like most sorority girls at other schools would fight over living in the Sorority house.  To call something a Sorority apartment came from a stupid law in Camarillo from the olden days… Continue Reading »

Mexican saying

Main piece: “Calladita te ves más bonita”  Transliteration:  Quiet you look more pretty Full translation:  You look prettier quiet  Background: My informant was my mom and this proverb was something I collected while she was scolding my sister. I asked her later about the proverb (what it meant exactly even though I knew). She gave… Continue Reading »

“Iru di nma adiro nma itu mbo”-Onitsha Proverb

Context: This is a proverb that is native to my dad’s village and he learned it as a child growing up in Onitsha. Proverbs like this were a prominent means of giving advice and life lessons especially to the children of the tight-knit community. “Iru di nma adiro nma itu mbo” Transliterated Proverb Iru: face… Continue Reading »

“Isi buka ora ka Okpu”-Onitsha Proverb

Context: This is a proverb that is native to my dad’s village and he learned it as a child growing up in Onitsha. Proverbs like this were a prominent means of giving advice and life lessons especially to the children of the tight-knit community.  “Isi buka ora ka Okpu” Transliterated Proverb Isi: head Buka: big… Continue Reading »