Date: Fri, 13 May 1994 11:29:42 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: peckerwood EDWARD CALLARY WROTE: >Re; at least Western Oklahoma and >eastern new mexico, in at least the more rural areas. . . . Peckerwood was >often used by the staff there, even to a student's face, to refer >to a student who was a little dickens, a skeezix, a loveable >rascal, someone who even was a pleasant diversion. . . . There I knew of no >racial distributions. . . . I remember using the term as a high school student in Texas in the late sixties. We used the term with no racial implications. A person who did something like pour soda water or coke on me while I was lying there with my eyes shut would be accused of being a peckerwood. I never really knew at all what the term meant exactly (like "fink" or "twerp"), but I used it as necessary. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]