Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 10:56:45 +0000 From: David Bergdahl Subject: Re: wig out > > I don't think of _wig out_ as being AAVE. It probably > does come from _flip one's lid/wig,_ which we have in > HDAS from the early 1930s. > > Jesse Sheidlower > Random House Reference > My source was the Al Young novel SNAKES which treats AA street life so my first notice of the term was in that context. -- _____________________________________________________________________ david.bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Ohio University / Athens Ellis Hall 114c tel: (740) 593-2783 [no office hrs during fax: (740) 593-2818 break, only by appt]