Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 16:36:05 EST
From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Ohio University Electronic Communication
Date: 25-Jan-1996 04:29pm EST
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From: David Bergdahl Dept: English
BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783
My wife is a psychologist and hears expressions in therapy that she's never
encountered before; she writes 'em down for me. Here are two from a mid-sixty
yr old white female resident of W.Va. Just think of 'em as antidotes to the
Jeff Foxsworthy view of 'rednecks.'
"If ice freezes on high water, the water will come back and get it."
"Go back and lick your calf over again." Said to a person who has not performed
a task well enough the first time, on the analogy of a cow who must groom her
calf for bonding to take place; if s/he needs to lick the calf again, s/he needs
to claim a task, to make it his/hers [or hissn/herren].
BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
"Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs
Received: 25-Jan-1996 04:36pm