Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 14:28:15 CDT From: Randy Roberts Subject: Re[2]: 'old maid' Joan: I am familiar with "old maid", as used in this context, in eastern Kansas for the last 30-35 years. Randy Roberts ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Re: 'old maid' Author: American Dialect Society at internet-ext Date: 1/5/96 12:35 PM DARE's anecdotal evidence suggests that the term 'old maid,' for an unpopped kernel of popcorn, is chiefly North and North Midland. But we didn't ask this on our Questionnaire, so we don't have nationwide coverage. Are you familiar with this term? If so, when and where? Thanks in advance. Joan Hall