End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Jun 1996 to 3 Jun 1996 ********************************************** There is one message totalling 16 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. swooft/rustin ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 04:15:16 -1000 From: Norman Roberts Subject: Re: swooft/rustin Up north in New England around the turn of the century give or take a decade or two, the term "rusticating" was used to describe a marginal college student who had been sent to live with a rural pastor to receive tutoring in Latin and Greek. Popular regional novels of this period usually have a "rusticating" student who among other things breaks hearts, ruins young maids, and finally comes to a well deserved bad end. I've never used the term, but I learned it from my sainted great aunt, she who was the high school principal in 1910. I wonder if the Mississippi folks just economized on a syllable here?