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Jenna McDougal is from Wellsville Utah and I’ve known her for a long time seeing as she’s my little sister! She’s a freshman at Mountain Crest High school and she loves to play soccer and look at memes on Pinterest.
I knew that Jenna would have some really great examples of childrens folklore because I lived a lot of it with her as we grew up together so I asked her when I came home to visit my family one night. We were all eating lasagna at about midnight and we were just talking as she casually told me about her languages and the fun that she’s had in school with them.
That was last year in Spanish with Ally and Olivia and we were talking about Tom Holland and hot guys and… it was a written code, thing. With like the dollar sign thing, and then an X, and then another dollar sign with like a dot in the corner with like another X.. in each little corner thing, represents a number thing… No not a number, a letter! And you just… you know what I mean?
Me: No, keep going though
Well then if you put those certain corners together then you make certain letters and we’d make little notes and put them in lockers and Olivia wrote “Tom Holland is hot” in one of the letters she wrote to me.
She was laughing and told the story well as I listened and my mom zoned out.
Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
McDougal, Taylor, "Tom Holland Secret Code" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 353.