Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 23:14:51 EST From: Dean Subject: Re: loose meat and vegans No, I don't think so. In my dialect, we say - not in a million years. Certain things about dialects are interesting. Not this though. JDM On Tue, 07 Mar 95 21:12:03 EST Janet M. Fuller said: >Doncha wish you was a dialectologist? -jmf > >----------------------------Original message---------------------------- >In reference to the term "meat skin" I don't know what it means in the song >about Sal, but one of my favorite examples of namecalling appeared in one of >Zora Neale Hurston's works (I believe *Mules and Men*). One character called >another "a li'l narrer [narrow] contracted piece of meatskin." I took the >description to refer to a worthless skinny woman. I've come across meatskin in >some of Hurston's other works and it seems to imply that the person is waste of >skin. > >BBHudson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]