The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites
Jan Harold Brunvand
"A uniquely exciting booklet: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times
"[The booklet] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling or even encourages the task. . . . Many readers . . . should be gratified to understand that Brunvand intends to proceed this sequence of comfy, unofficial tours into well known legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds can't have enough money to overlook them." —Kirkus reports
and absence of self-confidence. in truth that many city legends that we inform and think so gullibly the following within the Colonies have their opposite numbers, or perhaps their prototypes, in Europe. The British Isles are a hotbed of such tales which are purveyed not just in oral culture yet usually additionally by way of an everyday press constantly looking for clean scandal and gags with which to regale their keen readers. i discovered a beautiful model of “The Choking Doberman” correct at the entrance web page of the stately London.
Bit at a time, yet they couldn ‘t deal with the top, and because it had long gone undesirable the in poor health guy have been poisoned. The Saudi courtroom sentenced them to demise within the ordinary manner: their heads have been chopped off within the city sq.. (From Richard Beal of Surrey, England, as advised to him by means of one other Englishman who lived in Saudi Arabia.) Australia. I frequently choose up hitchhikers (the non vanishing variety) who usually develop into Australian. after we talk about race relatives in Australia they virtually at all times converse.
bought a postcard from the trainer announcing he bought an A within the direction and apologizing for having misplaced the 1st blue e-book. (Quoted by way of Lew Girdler in “The Legend of the second one Blue Book,” Western Folklore 29 , pp. 111–13; as he heard it in 1937 from a Berkeley graduate scholar. the subsequent diversifications also are from Girdler’s article.) B. the coed takes a attempt which consists of 2 pages. knowing that he doesn’t recognize a lot, he spends all his time at the moment web page. while the interval.
wintry weather from formative years recollection” within the English magazine Sing (vol. five, July 1960, p. 47), in response to an previous printing in Singabout. during this edition a guy includes the supposedly lifeless physique of his puppy round all day in a bag, attempting to put off it. on the finish of the day, having didn't achieve this, he hears a plaintive meow from the bag and opens it to discover seven child kittens there. the newest revision of the plot matters a few luggage handlers for a world airline flying out of.
Village. indexed below a distinct motif (K2351.1.) is the model of the legend recognized in England as “The Sparrows of Cirencester”; within the Motif-Index precis, “Fire is connected to birds who fly in and set fireplace to a besieged city.” This procedure used to be attributed within the center a while not just to Vikings attacking English villages yet, in response to an Icelandic heritage of the early 13th century, to the Norwegian King Harald Hardrada laying siege to a city in Sicily. the opportunity of a good.