Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:26:22 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: Ozark Folk, the Clean Air Act, and Pollution Credits
1. You wrote: "from which he has removed the suburban pool concept of the
former residents" -- did he remove the concept or a pool???
2. The hillbillies in the Arkansas Ozarks call themselves hillbillies, in
my experience. I have a number of taped interviews in which I ask that
question and get that response. The interviews are from the 1970s.
However, remember that "Okie" is sort of half a word. The joke I heard in
northern California when I spent the summer after my first year of
graduate school as a "fruit tramp" (their term) was that if you walked
into any packing house in n. Ca and yelled, "Hey, Arkie, Okie, and Tex,
get over here," everybody in the place would come running.
Then there's also peckerwood ...
Bethany, who was a grad. student at UA off and on 1961-71
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