Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 13:25:30 -0400
From: Larry Horn
Subject: Re: nativisms

At 4:34 PM -0400 5/15/98, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>What does this refer to???
>At 12:00 PM 5/15/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Redneckisms in upstate NY?

I'm not sure. The "you" above is not me; I'd written a post concerning a
nativism in upstate N.Y. (the town of Chili, pronounced to rhyme with jai
alai or High-Life-without-the-f, as I described it in a subsequent post
after being tweaked for my N.E.-centric reference to jai alai), and someone
else posted the response you cite, maybe assuming for some reason that any
"nativism" is ipso facto a "redneckism"--rather than (as we've been using
the term) simply denoting the domestication of a foreign word or name. Or
maybe it's a joke we're not getting.