Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 08:19:43 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Alabama query Rudy Troike wrote: > 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] I believe that I have heard a white transplant from northern Alabama (Marshal County, I think) say a form of the expression in a report of what black people say of other black people. I thought that the expression (which I remember as "high assed") had something to do with arrogance or pride, but I'll keep my ears open. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]