Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 07:36:07 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor 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]