Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 10:49:07 -0700 From: "Joseph B. Monda" 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