Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 11:08:24 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: cheap folks I echo Rudy's comment on 'chinchy'. I recall being "corrected" at some point as an adult and didn't appreciate the input because the "correct- speaker" also had a different meaning for 'chintzy' than I had for 'chinchy'. I don't recall, but he was probably a speaker of SWINE, and I spoke lowly South Midland. 'Pinchy'/'Pinche' was also useful as a negative epithet because it carried some other savory connotations that called for careful use. You have to have lived in the Valley to understand the nuances. DMLance