Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 15:46:38 -0600
From: "Charles F Juengling (Fritz Juengling)" juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Oregon mist/old maids
Neither my wife nor I have heard 'Oregon rain/mist' I'll second Peter's
suggestion that it would be redundant.
I have always used the term 'old maid' for unpopped popcorn kernels. My
wife doesn't use it, tho.
We're both from Oregon.
With just a day or so remaining in which to clear up questions in the
DARE entries I-O, I'm wondering if anyone knows the term "Oregon rain." It
can mean a light mist, or, ironically, a prolonged rain; we also have one
citation in which it means an "Idaho rain" (a dust storm). Is anyone
familiar with any of these senses? If so, when and where? Thanks in
Joan Hall, DARE
U of MN