Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 16:36:05 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: expressions Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 25-Jan-1996 04:29pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: expressions My wife is a psychologist and hears expressions in therapy that she's never encountered before; she writes 'em down for me. Here are two from a mid-sixty yr old white female resident of W.Va. Just think of 'em as antidotes to the Jeff Foxsworthy view of 'rednecks.' "If ice freezes on high water, the water will come back and get it." "Go back and lick your calf over again." Said to a person who has not performed a task well enough the first time, on the analogy of a cow who must groom her calf for bonding to take place; if s/he needs to lick the calf again, s/he needs to claim a task, to make it his/hers [or hissn/herren]. BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs Received: 25-Jan-1996 04:36pm