Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 16:35:19 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: Ruronics

On Mon, 13 Jan 1997, David W. Donnell wrote:

I've forgotten who mentioned it - but *please* tell me more about ruronics...

Is bad joke: rural + phonics = ruronics, a variant of hillbilly

Mea culpa,


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