Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 14:34:05 -0500
From: Beverly Flanigan flanigan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: wife-beaters

Sounds reminiscent of Stanley and Stella--any other suggestions as to source?

At 01:29 PM 3/9/98 -0600, you wrote:
My niece, who is a student at Trinity Univ. in Texas, told me last night
that white, sleeveless undershirts are known there as "wife beaters." Can
anyone confirm this usage elsewhere?

I first heard it late last year from our 22-year-old receptionist in
Austin, TX, and have since heard it from other young-ish people here.

Kate Catmull