Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 09:31:57 -0600 From: Mary Howe Subject: pigs, hoick I'm stunned to discover that 'pigs' meaning orange or tangerine sections is not a family word. I've never heard it anywhere but at home. I grew up in New England (mostly R.I.). So while I'm thinking about home words, has anyone else ever heard or used the word 'hoick' meaning to hoist or hike, usually with clothing? (It's obvious where this one came from.) "Those pants are too loose in the waist, you'd better get a belt to hoick them up." Mary Howe Child Language Program Phone (913) 864-4789 University of Kansas email howe[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 1082 Dole Center Lawrence, KS 66045