Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 23:59:48 -0500

From: James C Stalker stalker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: toboggan

Students from Toledo OH and Michiganders use this term for a knit cap.

Not Michiganders from the East Lansing area. I grew up in KY in the 50s using

this term as the usual name for a knit cap (a term I never used until I lived

in Michigan). I check the term regularly with my students, and none have ever

heard it in the meaning 'knit cap,' only as a sled. The OED gives tobaggon cap

as US, with earliest example

from American Speech , V, 152, and two other examples, one from the Pacific

Spectator and one from the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer .