Nov 6 2010
Legends are informed as having happened long, long ago whereas urban legends are arrived contemporary times and told as having actually taken place to individuals known either directly to the teller or to somebody known by an individual the teller knows. The spots and names transform as they are upgraded to match existing times and all hold a caution or lesson of some kind. There might even be some truth to the story although individuals and places have actually been altered a lot of times that it ends up being hard to determine exactly what the truth really was.
One such story runs through a master’s offer of a present to a renowned golfer (sometimes the golf enthusiast is named various other times he is simply “a renowned golf enthusiast”) that after initial declining the gift requests a golf club just to locate to his wonder that the king has gotten him an entire golf course.
In many different tales, although individuals and circumstances change the tale and its warning coincide. A son (nephew, little girl, niece …) is expecting a very expensive gift (auto, residence, inheritance …) from his father (uncle, aunt …) but receives a bible. In a fit of temper he tosses the bible at the provider and leaves not returning till the givers death when he notices the bible from as long ago, opens it and discovers the (essential to the automobile, check to the car dealer, will certainly leaving him everything and so on).
Then there are the one-up-manship legends. Two or more brother or sisters contend to get the most effective present for their mother (residences, cars, jewels) with one visiting wonderful expenditure to obtain a bird (myna, parrot …) that has been specially educated (to read through the bible, perform opera, speak Italian …). The mother politely many thanks all (while allowing them know their present had not been extremely useful) after that talks proudly of the kid who had the feeling to bring her the delicious chick.
There is also a real story of two siblings that re-gifted the exact same set of trousers backward and forward covered in really imaginative means, from rolling them in to a 3′ long 1″ wide pipe to stuffing them in to the glove area of a vehicle that they then had crushed and provided in time for X-mas. The trousers went back and forth for 25 years before they ultimately collapsed.