Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 23:52:34 -0500

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: "wig out"

Like Don Lance, I remember WIG OUT 'go crazy' from teen slang in the 1960s

and maybe even 1950s. I would look for it in movies like REBEL WITHOUT A

CAUSE and BLACKBOARD JUNGLE. My guess is that the source is NOT AAVE. I am

not anyplace where I can check the standard sources on this, but I imagine

that Jesse Sheidlower has something in his files on this.