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“Never Let the Blood of Your Unborn Children Cry to God for Vengeance.”

Main piece: (The following is transcribed from a conversation between the informant and interviewer.) Interviewer: Can you tell me some of the old stories or wives tales your mother told you? Informant: The most gross one is about her – her mother, my grandmother, your great great grandmother told my mother about this rich lady… Continue Reading »

A Bird In The Hand Is Better Than Two In The Bush

Main Piece: Interviewer: So what proverb did you want to share with me today? Subject: A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. Interviewer: What does that mean? Subject: It means… what you have and what you can see and what you can hold is better than what you might be… 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 »