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ADS-L Digest - 21 Jun 1998 to 22 Jun 1998 98-06-23 00:01:12
There are 6 messages totalling 230 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. "woods cat" (2)
2. what a consultant does
3. Tom Creswell (was: plural's - a new development?)
4. potato
5. Twenty-Three Skidoo


Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 08:55:44 -0500
From: Jessie Emerson
Subject: "woods cat"

To dialect experts on ADS-L:

Can anyone give a clear definition of the term "woods cat?" I know that it
is a derogatory term, and I have assumed for a long time that it is used as
a slur against those born out of wedlock. Now, I'm wondering if the term is
derogatory in some other way, e.g., as a "racial" slur. "Woods cat" is an
old term, used at least as far back as the mid-19th century, and probably

And I have no idea if there is an apostrophe or not :^)


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