Tag Archives: saying

“babes”, “sprouts”, “babies”

Title: “babes”, “sprouts”, “babies”

Information about Item:

  • Form of customary and verbal folklore
  • Informant: M.N.
  • Date Collected: 5/10/2020

Informant Data:

  • M.N. is a female member of the Class of 2022 at Dartmouth. She is affiliated with Greek Life, and she is from Boston.

Contextual Data:

  • Cultural: These terms are used for every incoming new member of the sorority. They are used to help make incoming members easily identifiable and to also help them feel more connected with each other.
  • Social: This information was collected through a video chat interview.

Item:

  • Terms that refer to the incoming new members of the sorority.

Collector’s Name: Gia Kim

Tags/Keywords:

  • Verbal folklore
  • Customary folklore
  • Saying
  • Sorority rush

Rho gamma

Title: Rho gamma

Information about Item:

  • Form of verbal folklore
  • Informant: M.N.
  • Date Collected: 5/10/2020

Informant Data:

  • M.N. is a female member of the Class of 2022 at Dartmouth. She is affiliated with Greek Life, and she is from Boston.

Contextual Data:

  • Cultural: Every potential new member participating in sorority rush is assigned to a rho gamma, who guides them through the rush process. Rho gammas are affiliated but their affiliations are kept secret from the potential new members throughout the whole rush process. They are serve as a resource for potential new members to ask questions or make reports with confidentiality.
  • Social: This information was collected through a video chat interview.

Item:

  • A word that refers to a confidential resource that helps and leads potential new members throughout the rush process for sororities.

Collector’s Name: Gia Kim

Tags/Keywords:

  • Verbal folklore
  • Customary folklore
  • Saying
  • Sorority rush