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.

Fritz Juengling

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

Fritz Juengling

U of MN