Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 08:19:43 EDT
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Alabama query
Rudy Troike wrote:
A colleague of mine from northern Alabama
passed on the following query:
From his mother's generation, in Walker County, "high assing" meant
"going out and making a spectacle of yourself" or just "going out on the town".
Is this expression still alive and well? Is it used elsewhere?
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)
I believe that I have heard a white transplant from northern Alabama
(Marshal County, I think) say a form of the expression in a report of what
black people say of other black people. I thought that the expression
(which I remember as "high assed") had something to do with arrogance or
pride, but I'll keep my ears open.
Professor of English
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu