End of ADS-L Digest - 7 Jan 1997 to 8 Jan 1997 ********************************************** There are 21 messages totalling 601 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. hoopty (2) 2. WOTY 3. hoopy 4. Soccer Moms in Georgia 5. Soccer-Mom-Soccer-Mother? (3) 6. WOTY PARODY!!: Forbidden Words 1997 (3) 7. I don't think of this often (2) 8. I don't think of this often -Reply (2) 9. horked off (2) 10. Ebonics (2) 11. LSA on Ebonics 12. WOTY PARODY!!: Forbidden Words 1997 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 00:42:26 -0600 From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: hoopty 'Hoopty' would very likely be a variant of 'hoopy', which was a common term for an old rattly car in the 1930s when I was a kid. 'Hoopy' is in DARE, with citations from several states. I'm sure I heard it in movies in the 50s or so too. The sound of the word always reminded me of the sound of a Model T or Model A Ford. A hoopty would be a Model A with hiccoughs. This item was discussed earlier on ads-l. Some mentioned 'hoopdy'. Maybe 'hoopty' has been around a long time too. I think Michael Miller surveyed this term in Chicago, but I don't see the item in his questionnaire in his article in the Glowka & Lance volume: "How to Study Black Speech in Chicago."