4 Ex­am­ples of Ca­sual An­thro­pol­ogy

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Stories -

1. In Aus­tralia, if your pal falls off his bike on a 14 per cent climb be­cause his legs seize with cramps, you might say he ‘kooked’ it.

2. In Bo­livia, it’s okay to poop any­where. In fact, it’s en­cour­aged. One might even de­scribe it as nec­es­sary.

3. Wikipedia’s ex­pla­na­tion as to why Grave­yard Val­ley in Bri­tish Columbia’s Chilcotin Range is called Grave­yard Val­ley dif­fers con­sid­er­ably from how El­ders of the lo­cal First Na­tions un­der­stand it.

4. If you dis­as­sem­ble a car into thou­sands of parts and carry it over the Sier­ras us­ing pack mules, which are le­gal, is that the same as driv­ing through a Wilder­ness Area?

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