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“I stopped sleeping on your lap”… “You saved me from your farts.” – Arabic Saying and Comeback

Context: She learned it from her grandma in Jordan, when she was around 7 or 8. The first time she heard it was when her grandma asked her if she wanted to sleep over, to which she said that she had to go home. Her grandma then said “Rayahtni min fsak” (“You saved me from… Continue Reading »

WORKPLACE PRANKS

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: Well… So, my coworkers and I like to prank each other, and there was a time when there was this really stink––I can’t remember who started it––but one of us got this stinkiest cheese from the store and hid it in the other one’s desk. And then he hid it in my… Continue Reading »

BACHELOR PARTY PRANK

MAIN PIECE: Informant: They chained a bowling ball to my leg… With a––with a, like chain. And I just kept telling them they had to remember not to push me in the pool that night… And they put me in a 12-year-old’s Superman costume. Like literally stuffed me into it, and everything was so far… Continue Reading »

Jewish After-meal Prayer Alterations

Main Piece: I talked to two informants who attended the same Jewish summer camp at two different times.  How did you alter aspects of prayers at camp? Informant 1: “We change the words of Birkat Ha’Mazon [the after-meal prayer].” Informant 2: “Though it’s different from when I was at camp before you.”  חֲבֵרַי נְבָרֵךְ Chaveirai n’vareich… Continue Reading »