Annals of cultural transmission

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Scene: The dinner table.

Father: What did you do in school today?

Five-year-old: It was too cold to go out for recess, so we saw a movie.

Father: What was it about?

Five-year-old: It was about a snowman who came to life.

Father: So you saw Frosty the Snowman?

Seven-year-old: How did it work? And how did he die?


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