Necessity of preserving things
develop claims about folklore that may or may not be true but you focus in on the reason why it is believed?
· study of proverbs
· in your given folk group there's an expectation that you'll recognize certain proverbs - it's not a strict list but there's a list where a folk group member will recognize their proverbs
· Stories said to be first or immediately second-hand accounts (therefore claiming authenticity) of uncanny encounters, or contacts with famous people or with important historical events, often near-misses with disasters. Favorite topics are ghosts, aliens, the Titanic...
· a one-off response, if they say something but no one else in their folk-group says it, maybe their lying - they're screwing with your research, or maybe they're just individualistic, treat it as a statistical outsider
· authenticity is suspect - not like Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John - there's a gospel of James (brother of Jesus) / gospel of Nicodemus (harrowing of hell) - everything about angels comes out of parascripture
· Yard is liminal space. It's in between. It's neither. Undefined. It's negotiable. The sidewalk - kinda your yard, kinda public space. Hotels are liminal space - they're residential but not home.
things that exist or
are used or enjoyed for only a short time
· some dialects make sounds that other dialects do not! Saying "Baaay" - accent - a pattern of phonological - shibboleth
· different ways to say the same thing. can be police, vulgar, clinical, children's
Vernacular phrasal display
· performance genre. WHAT. Toasts
· Language created by children that caught on to the town in Boonvile CA, started as a joke but now that's how they talk seriously. It's a tourist attraction. Put on an accent for money/commodification.
· when people alter a word because they have the wrong idea of where it came from - it has to result in a change in word/story or belief from where a saying came from
phrases to believe they're just one word
1. "godizgrate" - god is great
2. "Fiwereu" - if I were you
Proverbs vs. Proverbial
· it's not ironclad. A proverb is a complete sentence or implies a complete sentence. Proverbial is a piece of a sentence, it's a phrase, it's fixed.
· the necessity of preserving things, insist folklore doesn't change (that's wrong, it's its very nature that it changes)