New discourse of "Wish Words" in urban area: Electronic mail prayers
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How do "wish-desire words", prayers and curses which have been formed in common language likewise all the verbal creations, protect their existance in urban area? In this article on which the prayers and curses, are both wish words, and their changes which are similar to people's living conditions will be examined, it will be asked that how important is electronic mails' role in that change as one of the most important communication tools. This new form of prayers or curses which are populated and circulated by e-mails are prepared with the thought of that they will be accepted in case they will be sent to a group of people, if not, several misfortune will be confronted. The samples of electronic mail prayers sometimes occur in order to strengthen people's religious sense, sometimes in order to give people some hope or, generally, may occur as an unpleasant joke. In the urban area, this kind of change of the "wish words" can be seen as a sample of the change in the folk product's forms and contents due to continue their existance with the change of time. The formal and the contextual change of the "wish words" seems unavoidable because of the changes in communication ways and living conditions, but still this change contributes an opportunity to the existance of folklore in different ways and this is the main subject of this article.