Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 21:48:50 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: swan/swanny I should have added to my earlier posting that my reason for interpreting 'I swan' as a euphemism for 'I swear' was that my mother and others would sometimes correct themselves, replacing the latter with the former. A cousin's (female) use of 'swanny' is the strongest echo in my head, and she used as an equivalent to 'I swan' but used both. All this is aside from the etymologies, which we appreciate, and which are no doubt historically accurate. The 'swanny' people I have in mind were born in Arkansas and spent much of their lives in Texas. DMLance