Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 11:31:56 -0600
From: miriam meyers mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUS1.MSUS.EDU
Subject: Re: het/heated
We had this in Atlanta in the 40s, too.
Miriam Meyers, Metro State U/Mpls.-St. Paul
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]ra.msstate.edu)