Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 09:53:52 -0600
From: Miriam Meyers mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUS1.MSUS.EDU
Subject: Re: expressions
"If ice freezes on high water, the water will come back and get it."
"Go back and lick your calf over again."
This reminds me of my grandmother-in-law who, after visiting my husband and
me for the first time, said of me in a later discussion, that I'd "been
around and wore shoes." This was said as a compliment and I defined it as
referring to someone who had more experience or sophistication. I've never
heard it before or since. Comments?
"Been around and wore shoes" reminds me of an expression I read about from
alleged Arkansas dialect (re Bill Clinton): "He's been to Memphis."
Metropolitan State University
mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msus1.msus.edu