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Thumb-a-War

Context:  This piece was collected in a casual interview setting on the informant’s living room couch . My informant (CH) was born in Pasadena, CA, but grew up in a very French household, learning English as her second language. All of her education has been in American schools, but she learned how to read and… Continue Reading »

Thumb Wars

Context I asked the informant for a popular schoolyard game from his childhood, and this was his immediate response. Though I had played many a thumb war, his opening signature chant varied from mine. Main Piece Alright: thumb wars! Everyone used to do ‘em, and it starts off with the signature chant: “one, two, three, four,… Continue Reading »