Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Culture

This is a picture of me and my roomates at a football game. I picked it becuase it is a good representation of my culture here in Clemson. I spend most of my time hanging out with my roommates and of course I love Clemson football!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thick Description

One gesture that needs a thick description is the motion of raising eyebrows. The thin description would be just that, raising eyebrows. However, a thick description could be raising eyebrows to communicate surprise or a question.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cultural References

A cultural reference from my apartment deals with the speed at which someone is speaking. One of my roommates is named Victoria and talks extremely slow (at least compared to the rest of us). Now, whenever someone talks slow or stumbles over their words to the point that it doesn't really make sense it can be refered to as "pulling a tori".

A cultural reference in Charlotte is "the big pink church". The Charlotte newspaper even refered to it as this in a recent article.

At my highschool we had a big open area outside between all of the buildings that we refered to as the quad. At lunch most people outside in the quad and depending on what group you were in there were certain trees that you were supposed to sit under. There was the freshman tree, the sophmore tree, the junior tree, the senior tree, and then some other trees for group such as the "smart people" or the "theatre people".

In Jackson, MI where my grandparents live everyone refers to one of the local restaurants as the dairy even though it has not been called the dairy since before I was born.