Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 08:21:36 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: milk can dinner
Verrry interesting for a Texan to use a "pail." Aren't Texans supposed to
fall within the old S. Midland group, hence bucket people rather than pail
people? In KY in the 50's lunch bucket was common, but only for grown-ups.
Kids used lunch boxes or bags. I guess some might have used the Shedd's peanut
butter buckets, but I don't remember any at Penile Elementary School.
I would eat or drink something that came in a pail, but would feed or water
animals or carry dirt in a bucket. My father's mother's family came from
Georgia and North Alabama.
Interesting note for Central Georgia: people in the building industry
refer to the big scoop on a backhoe or a caterpillar as a "bucket." By the
way, around here an earth mover is called (and spelled) a "dozier" (with a
voiced alveolopalatal fricative) and spelled that way. I have always said
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