Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 11:31:56 -0600 From: miriam meyers 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]