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Schott's Miscellany 21 May 2009

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to have flown solo over the Atlantic (1932)


A TENTATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF FOLKLORE

Folk-belief: corresponding to the study of religion and philosophy and embracing every form and manifestation of popular faith
Folk-wont: corresponding to the study of law and institutions
Folk-leechdom: corresponding to the study of medicine
Folk-tradition: corresponding to the study of history
Folk-fancy: the study of the folk-tale, the folk-song, the folk-play
Folk-wit: the study of proverbs, riddles, jests, local sayings, and quips
Folk-craft: corresponding to the study of art and industry
Folk-speech: corresponding to the study of philology, grammar, rhetoric, and meter

---Alfred Nutt & G.L. Gomme, The Folk-Lore Journal, 1884


A man is called a good fellow for doing things which, if done by a woman, would land her in a lunatic asylum.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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