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Yusheng

Description: It is the tossing of fish salad done during the New Years. People would circle around with chopsticks in hand. Then they would throw the salad as high as they are able, the higher meaning better fortune for the next year and having your wishes come true. The fish is the most important part… Continue Reading »

B’s in My Bonnet Tongue Twister

Background: My informant for this tongue twister is a friend’s grandfather. Since its conception, my informant has continued to tell and retell the mouthful of a twister to friends and family. This has led it to be changed and added to with each retelling, subsequently causing different listeners to learn different versions of it. Context:… Continue Reading »

The Joke A Dog with No Nose

Informant: It’s a very short joke. Interviewer: That’s perfectly fine. Just tell it how you know it. Informant: Okay. A dog with no nose, how does he smell? — Terrible! Interviewer: You don’t wait for someone to ask how? Informant: Not usually. Usually everyone knows the punchline so we all say it together. Informant: Who’s… Continue Reading »