Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 07:36:07 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: het/heated

I had 'het up' as a kid (Louisville 1940's) with no realization that it was

related to 'heat.' My use of it was imitative, however; speakers who

What he said (except Mississippi, not Louisville). Some of the expressions

I grew up with were those of a supposedly delightful great great aunt, who

was originally from the mountains of North Alabama and who died shortly

before I was born. My mother still quotes her often -- expressions like

"hot as flugens," "all het up," and many, many others.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]