Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 21:12:08 -0500 From: Todd N Nims Subject: Re: Alaska versions of pile and soda Same game, same name in SW Alabama and we played "smear the queer" w/ equal reckless abandon.....and thought cathing that ball was the thing to do and then after catching it and therefore gaining the attention of multitudes of kids screaming "Kill him before he gets away," wondering why you ever thought it was a good idea to play this stupid game.....boy that was the most fun. Todd N. Nims On Tue, 24 May 1994, Charles F Juengling wrote: > For Tracey, > > I am a native Oregonian (Portland-Salem). I have never heard 'soda' when > refering to 'pop'. (Soda is what one uses for baking. I always wondered why > and HOW someone could drink 'soda'). I also remember some people using > 'coke' for 'pop'. You mentioned that you switched to 'soda' to escape > ridicule from your Hawaiian friends. Could it be that THEY use 'soda'? > A 'berm' to me is a grassy strech along side of a road or on the side of a > hill. > In the early '70's we used to 'pig-pile' on each other. > That reminds me of another game that we used to play. One kid would be in > control of a ball, while the others in the game would do just about > anything to wrench it from him. When someone else gained control, the mob > turned on him and dealt him the same punishment. It was basically a cross > between rugby, professioanl wrestling, and a bar room fight. Looking > back, I can't for the life of me figure out why I ever wanted that ball. > We called this game `smear the queer.' Does anyone else know it and what > did you call it. > CFJ >