Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 09:53:52 -0600 From: Miriam Meyers Subject: Re: expressions >>"If ice freezes on high water, the water will come back and get it." >> >>"Go back and lick your calf over again." > >This reminds me of my grandmother-in-law who, after visiting my husband and >me for the first time, said of me in a later discussion, that I'd "been >around and wore shoes." This was said as a compliment and I defined it as >referring to someone who had more experience or sophistication. I've never >heard it before or since. Comments? > >Rima "Been around and wore shoes" reminds me of an expression I read about from alleged Arkansas dialect (re Bill Clinton): "He's been to Memphis." Miriam Meyers Metropolitan State University mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]