Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 09:32:26 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: pignuts
While helping my father (from Hannibal, MO) rake up his leaves this past
weekend, he pointed out what he called "pignuts" under the leaves--a very
thick-hulled, small-meat hickory nut (or are all hickory nuts like this?).
Has anyone else heard this term, and if so, where, when, etc.?
HUMPULLIAM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]minna.acc.iit.edu
I have known hickory nuts in Pennsylvania and in Georgia, and they have all
been thick-hulled and small-meated. You need a hammer to crack one of
those things. (Here in Georgia,) we've been doing some work in the woods
and had been setting up a chair in the shade of a hickory tree. However,
the nuts drop with such violence that we now caution the women and children
to stay out from under the hickory tree.
But I do not know "pignuts."
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu