If you can't...
Posted by ESC on March 16, 2000
In Reply to: If you can't... posted by A. Petersen on March 16, 2000
: : : try going to your local library and looking up myths, folklore, or idioms. You could even try a book store; they always have really good stuff on the self you can look through. But the reference librarians at the library are an exellent resource for finding stuff like this. Good luck!!
: : I don't mean to brag, but we (meaning Phrase Finder folk) have more resources than the average library. At least judging by both my local library and my state library.
: :Even if you don't mean to brag, by going to the library and learning how to research folklore (or anything for that matter) is fun, educational, and it can lead to interesting conversations with others who don't know your specific topic. So, I didn't want to undermind you website. I just wanted to let others know that there are other resourses within their community that they can utilize to find this information.
I totally agree that books are the greatest. I keep several bookstores in business with my family's purchases. And I am well known at my local libraries.