Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 16:03:03 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Clabber milk -Reply
Blinky and blue john both show up in Kentucky. Milk is blue john before
it becomes clabber. Blinky is used mostly as a predicate adjective.
Isn't "blue john" simply skimmed milk?
On the question of "clabber," I'm confused about how many variations
we're talking about. Are we talking about "clabber" by itself versus
"clabber milk" or "clabbered milk" (versus other totally different terms)?
I can't remember which I heard most often: just clabber or clabber milk
(parallel with butter milk) or clabbered milk. I think all three terms
were used in Mississippi in the late '40s and early '50s.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)