Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 08:13:24 EST From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: word geography >The plot thickens. :-) We called pill bugs roley poleys (spel?). Or sow bugs. >I have a running debate with colleagues over what a June bug is. I say it's >big and green. Others claim it is the small brown bug on your screens at >night in the summer. I call those hardshell bugs. Any ideas folks? >Mark Ingram maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] I know both sow bugs and roley poleys, and I can't say where I learned either. As a matter of fact, I may be making the kids from Kansas responsible for more than they actually were responsible for. A June bug to me is a small brown bug that is fun to throw in someone's hair; to my in-laws in central Georgia June bugs are indeed big and green and make all that racket in the summer. I call them locusts. My cats call them good food. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] BITNET Address: Wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCN