Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 08:21:36 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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 "bull dozer." 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]