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 .
stalker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu