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Biden’s Body Double

Description: Some people believe that the 2020 president, Joe Biden, is actually played by actor Jim Carrey while the previous president, Donald Trump, remains in power. Background: The informant hears about crazy conspiracies constantly from their mother, who legitimately believes all of it. Transcript: TS: My mom thinks Biden is a body double played by… Continue Reading »

Family Christmas Traditions

Main Text:  Family Christmas Traditions  Background on Informant:  Currently a student, she grew up in an American household with heritage links to her Polish and Irish backgrounds. She has shared with me her many traditions and the folklore she has been exposed to through her experiences.  Context:  She explains: “For Christmas every year, we have… Continue Reading »

Car Rituals dealing with Hazard Avoidance – Automobile Superstitions

Description of Informant PV (52) is a pharmacist and businesswoman from St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a Persian household, PV spent some of her early childhood between the US and Iran, prior to the revolution. For the last two decades, PV has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. —  Context of Interview The informant,… Continue Reading »

Playground Lingo

Context: The informant is a 23-year-old white female from Florida who grew up with her parents and two older siblings. When the informant was in grade school, a common accusation between kids swinging on adjacent swings, when someone got too close to them, was, “You’re in my shower!” Analysis: The informant says she remembers the… Continue Reading »