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Indian Custom: Hair Cutting on First Birthday

Background:  My informant, NS, is an eighteen year old student at Tufts University. She was born and raised in Southern California. Her mother was born and raised in the Philippines, and her father is Indian but grew up in Scotland and Southern California. While her mother is the only member of her family to have… Continue Reading »

Getting too caught up with yourself can cause confusion – Mexican Proverb

Main Piece: “No te subas al ladrillo que te mareas” Transliteration: Don’t get on the brick because you will get dizzy  Translation: Getting too caught up with yourself can cause confusion Background: Informant Nationality: Mexican Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Language: Spanish Context and Analysis: I asked my informant, a 17-year-old female when she first heard this… Continue Reading »