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Insider and Outsider

Original Script: 인싸, 아싸 Phonetic (Roman) Script: Inssa and Ahssa Full translation: Insider and Outsider Main Piece: The following is transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant, and it was translated from its original language Korean. Informant: There’s this popular slang in Korea, especially for school and office settings, mostly college. It’s… Continue Reading »

Happy Llama

Text Happy llama Sad llama Mentally disturbed llama Super llama Drama llama Big fat mama llama Llama llama llama llama Duck Coyote Giraffe Elephant   Background The informant learned this song while attending an elementary school in the orange county area. She said that she and her friends would sing the song to a handshake… Continue Reading »

Eye Contact before the First Shot

Everyone participating in a toast or the first drink of the “night” or celebration has to make eye contact with everyone else before taking the drink. Custom described verbatim by informant: “We need to make eye contact with each other, all the people who are taking the shot or it’s bad luck if you don’t…. Continue Reading »