Date: Tue, 8 Mar 1994 12:45:57 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Adam's off ox Larry Horn -- Your explanation of 'Adam's off ox' jibes (not jives) with the usage common in the maternal side of my immediate ancestors. They lived in southwestern Arkansas from the 1870s till the 1940s, when the South Midland diaspora expanded greatly in its geographical distribution. I don't know the distribution of the term. It should be in DARE I, but I'n not dere where DARE is. DMLance