Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 09:16:39 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: "street arab"

On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, BARBARA HILL HUDSON wrote:

In reference to the term "street arab":

I know that in Baltimore, MD the men who sell produce and sometimes fish from

horse drawn carriages were called street arabs (pronounced with a initial long


I recenty came across the term in Salman Rushdies's Midnight's Children,

so perhaps it's originally a British term.

Or perhaps I should just look it up.

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]