Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 17:55:47 -0500 From: Khalil Walker Subject: Re: case knife My mother also taught us this word for a knife used in a table setting (not a steak knife). I grew up here in east-central Alabama and am not aware of having a significant number of German immigrants in this area. On Fri, 6 May 1994, Tom wrote: > Does anyone know "case knife"? My mom taught us this term as kids. Usually > it was a knife not used for serious cutting, such as for butter, cheese, > etc. I thought later on that it had to do with the German word for "cheese", > since she is from an area of SC (central western) that had lots of > German immigration. Any ideas? > > Tom Stephens > Rutgers, New Brunswick >