Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 13:26:15 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: milk can dinner
Is anyone familiar with the term "milk can dinner" (or "milk can supper")?
If so, will you give the what, when, and where? Thanks.
Joan Hall, DARE
I wonder if this use of "can" is related to the use of "pail" in "lunch
pail," the term we used as kids in Texas for what others call a "lunch
kit," although somewhere I've heard the term "lunch bucket." Sour bologna
was bad enough in a metal box with a latched lid. Taking lunch in an
actual pail or bucket sounds somehow depressing. You could get a lot of
food in a milk can, however.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu