Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 12:22:32 EST
From: Boyd Davis FEN00BHD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UNCCVM.UNCC.EDU
Subject: Re: How the cow eats cabbage?
A parallel citation that may help:
'Tomorrow we'll go down to city hall and tell Mayor Osbert Gribbons where
the cow ate the cabbage.'
Dialogue that the author wants to reflect the colloquial speech of a grand-
mother (upper class) in East Texas small town. In context, the grandmother
will be blunt (a parallel in NC might be 'where the bear sat down in the
Bell, Nancy. 1996. Biggie and the poisoned politician. St Martins, p.30.
(I have been noting in desultory fashion where and how authors of genre
literature are using 'local colour'; this particular book includes a number
of similar sayings.