Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 22:10:09 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Alabama query The diversity of Alabama, which no dialectologist has ever doubted, is being amply confirmed. This one is for Alabamans, and anyone else who may be familiar with the term. 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]