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Av barn og fulle folk får ein høyre sanninga

“Av barn og fulle folk får ein høyre sanninga.” “From children and drunk people we hear the truth.” Context: The informant’s grandmother was a Norwegian immigrant with many peculiar sayings. This was his favorite, as it gave him a rare sense of power as a child. Interpretation: Because sober adults often act in their own… Continue Reading »

The (Rumored) Truth of Movie Popcorn’s Origin

The first informant is a 65-year-old man who grew up in Southside Chicago and Baltimore with his parents and two brothers. He is a father, grandfather, patent attorney, musician, and inventor. The second informant is a 95-year old man who grew up in Davenport, right near downtown with his parents and two brothers. His father… Continue Reading »