Date: Thu, 10 Nov 1994 14:37:38 EST
From: Mark Ingram MAINGR01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKCC.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: word geography
On Thu, 10 Nov 1994 13:08:48 EST Wayne Glowka said:
BEING FROM EASTERN KENTUCY I ALWAYS HEARD THE TERM DOODLEBUG REFER TO THE
LITTLE BROWN BUGS THAT LIVE UNDERGROUND.
There was trouble in my neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. We--children
of parents from Weimar, Texas--called the multiple-legged arthropod that
curled up when touched a doodlebug, but the kids next door from Kansas
called ant lions doodlebugs. They called our doodlebug a pill bug. There
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
The plot thickens. :-) We called pill bugs roley poleys (spel?). Or sow bugs.
I have a running debate with colleagues over what a June bug is. I say it's
big and green. Others claim it is the small brown bug on your screens at
night in the summer. I call those hardshell bugs. Any ideas folks?
Mark Ingram maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ukcc.uky.edu
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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