Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 15:02:30 -0800 From: Peter McGraw Subject: Re: 'old maid' correction "Old maid" in this sense has been current in my family since my childhood. (All of us now live in Oregon, lived in So. California when I first heard it; mother from Texas and Oklahoma, father from Iowa.) I couldn't swear to hearing it outside my family, but think I probably have. Peter McGraw Linfield College McMinnville, OR