The Resource "The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor, Alan Dundes ; edited by Wolfgang Mieder

"The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor, Alan Dundes ; edited by Wolfgang Mieder

Label
"The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor
Title
"The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor
Statement of responsibility
Alan Dundes ; edited by Wolfgang Mieder
Title variation
Essays on folk speech and folk humor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
VDB
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Dundes, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • GR71
  • PS430
LC item number
  • .D87 2008
  • .D863 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mieder, Wolfgang
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • American wit and humor
  • Folk literature, American
  • Humor
  • Volksliteratur
  • American wit and humor
  • Folk literature, American
  • Folklore
  • USA
Label
"The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor, Alan Dundes ; edited by Wolfgang Mieder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The kushmaker -- The Henny-Penny phenomenon : a study of folk phonological esthetics in American speech -- "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras" : a folk medical diagnostic proverb / with Lauren Dundes and Michael Streiff -- Much ado about "Sweet bugger all" : getting to the bottom of a puzzle in British folk speech -- "What if Mahomet won't go for the mountain'" : an analysis of an Arabic-Islamic joke -- Towards a metaphorical reading of "Break a leg" : a note on the folklore of the stage -- An uplifting origin of 86 -- On the possible African origin of Jigaboo -- "Jumping the broom" : on the origin and meaning of an African American wedding custom -- "Praise not the day before the night" : guessing age and provenance -- "As the crow flies" : a straightforward study of lineal worldview in American folk speech -- From jock to joke : the sic transit of O.J. Simpson -- Two applications for admission to U$[cent symbol] -- Arse longa, vita brevis : jokes about AIDs -- Six inches from the presidency : the Gary Hart jokes as public opinion -- The Clinton joke : not over till the punchline -- Viola jokes : a study of second string humor / with Meegan M. Brown -- Foolproof : a sampling of mathematical folk humor / with Paul Renteln
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 206 p.
Isbn
9780977073191
Lccn
2008613961
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191704385
  • (OCoLC)ocn191704385
Label
"The kushmaker" and other essays on folk speech and folk humor, Alan Dundes ; edited by Wolfgang Mieder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The kushmaker -- The Henny-Penny phenomenon : a study of folk phonological esthetics in American speech -- "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras" : a folk medical diagnostic proverb / with Lauren Dundes and Michael Streiff -- Much ado about "Sweet bugger all" : getting to the bottom of a puzzle in British folk speech -- "What if Mahomet won't go for the mountain'" : an analysis of an Arabic-Islamic joke -- Towards a metaphorical reading of "Break a leg" : a note on the folklore of the stage -- An uplifting origin of 86 -- On the possible African origin of Jigaboo -- "Jumping the broom" : on the origin and meaning of an African American wedding custom -- "Praise not the day before the night" : guessing age and provenance -- "As the crow flies" : a straightforward study of lineal worldview in American folk speech -- From jock to joke : the sic transit of O.J. Simpson -- Two applications for admission to U$[cent symbol] -- Arse longa, vita brevis : jokes about AIDs -- Six inches from the presidency : the Gary Hart jokes as public opinion -- The Clinton joke : not over till the punchline -- Viola jokes : a study of second string humor / with Meegan M. Brown -- Foolproof : a sampling of mathematical folk humor / with Paul Renteln
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 206 p.
Isbn
9780977073191
Lccn
2008613961
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191704385
  • (OCoLC)ocn191704385

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