Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 10:49:07 -0700

From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU

Subject: Re: pop/soda + queries

On Mon, 23 May 1994, Luanne von Schneidemesser wrote:

A few questions for all of you, to help us clarify a few

concepts or terms -- can you help us?

What is the meaning of "meat fisherman"?

He --always male-- is someone who fishes out of a desire to catch a lot

of fish--to eat, sure, but also to brag about. He's frequently seen in

photographs grinning boozily behind a pile of dead fish. He is not

interested in the sport, but only in "sacking them up." He looks upon

flyfishermen who catch and release fish as some kind of deviant species.

He frequently wants to get out on the water early before all the greedy

people get there.

Among Flyfisherpersons (the aristocrats of the sport, by our own

admission) I believe they might consider a fishermean who uses bait a

"meat fisherman." they might also call him a "bait-slinger," a

pejorative term of course.

I have lived and fished in the Pacific Northwest for all of my adult

life. I'm now 65, and going fishing permanently on June 12.

Also (and I think I queried this before but got no

responses), who or what do you consider to be responsible for the

leaves turning red or yellow in the fall? As a kid, long before

the scientific explanation was made clear to me, I had a name for

or notion of this. Am I the only one?

No. Jack Frost did it in Eastern Washington in the thirties.

And what do you call it when a bunch of kids pile on top of

each other?

A pig-pile.

Joe Monda

Joseph B. Monda email: monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

smail: English Department Seattle University

Seattle WA 98122 (206) 296-5425