Pinkie Swearing: 1990s Children's Law

Lay Summary 

Pinkie swearing, a children’s concept of gaining trust, is a new topic in children’s lore. Since the 1990s, it has become universal knowledge for children, similar to the “Cross Your Heart” promise of yesteryear. By intertwining pinkies, a child creates a sense of law or trust with each other.

This paper explores critically and analytically the similarities and differences between the physical actions of the pinkie swear bur also the metaphorical reason for pinkie swearing. My conclusions help to give an overall basis for pinkie swearing and future exploration in new areas of law in children’s lore.

Departments 
Folklore
Communities 
Paradise
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Folklore
Culture
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Start date 
1 Jan 2007