Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 18:07:39 -0500

From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM

Subject: Re: toboggan

It was very confusing to hear the woman say, "I've lost my toboggan, I must

have knocked it off in the car!" Since there was no snow and no hill, I

was really confused so I asked her what she was talking about and she said

she had lost her hat! It was a knit ski hat. Many people in southwestern

Arkansas refer to these snow hats as toboggans.

The Canadians use "toque" (took? tuk?) for knit ski hats. I think it may be

from their Francophones.


Benjamin Barrett