Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 15:46:38 -0600 From: "Charles F Juengling (Fritz Juengling)" Subject: Re: Oregon mist/old maids Neither my wife nor I have heard 'Oregon rain/mist' I'll second Peter's suggestion that it would be redundant. I have always used the term 'old maid' for unpopped popcorn kernels. My wife doesn't use it, tho. We're both from Oregon. Fritz Juengling >With just a day or so remaining in which to clear up questions in the >DARE entries I-O, I'm wondering if anyone knows the term "Oregon rain." It >can mean a light mist, or, ironically, a prolonged rain; we also have one >citation in which it means an "Idaho rain" (a dust storm). Is anyone >familiar with any of these senses? If so, when and where? Thanks in >advance. > >Joan Hall, DARE > > Fritz Juengling U of MN