Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 10:54:14 +0000 From: Jenny Becker Subject: Re: ? Regionalism: "Put up," "Up" (fwd) My family (Czech community in Chicago) doesn't use "put up," but one thing I picked up from my grandparents (born in Chicago) was saying "on the attic" instead of "in." And just recently I discovered that what I thought was "hutch," which meant to sit down and be quiet ( I always envisioned a rabbit in its hutch), is actually "hac," which is Czech for, what else, "sit down and be quiet." Now I wonder how many other words that I think are English - but that no one outside my family recognizes - are actually Czech, or some variation of it. Jenny Becker beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]