Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 19:16:06 EST From: flanigan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: three threads Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 08-Feb-1996 07:14pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _mx%"ads-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" ) From: Beverly Flanigan Dept: Linguistics FLANIGAN Tel No: Subject: three threads Color me rural. Growing up in Minnesota in the 40s and 50s, I heard my mother and her sisters regularly say "five and dime," "dime store," "Monkey Ward" (no -s), and "I don't chew my cabbage twice" (as an admonition to us not to ask her for repeats or to delay obeying some command). Interestingly, I don't recall hearing my father use these phrases--perhaps because men didn't frequent those stores as much as women did? Nor was he prone to aphorisms, unless they were in Swedish. --Beverly (Olson) Flanigan Received: 08-Feb-1996 07:16pm