What a Folklorist Means When They Say “Folklore.”

This word, for most, conjures up a number of cultural items: the stories that your grandparents told you when you were young, the art of the people in the countryside, songs that you hear in the "real traditional" pubs. If these things come to mind when you hear the word "folklore" then you would be quite right. And yet, folklore is also a lot of other things that we don't often think of when talking about folklore.