Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 13:26:15 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]