Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 09:32:26 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: pignuts >While helping my father (from Hannibal, MO) rake up his leaves this past >weekend, he pointed out what he called "pignuts" under the leaves--a very >thick-hulled, small-meat hickory nut (or are all hickory nuts like this?). >Has anyone else heard this term, and if so, where, when, etc.? >Thanks. >Greg Pulliam >HUMPULLIAM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >IIT-Chicago I have known hickory nuts in Pennsylvania and in Georgia, and they have all been thick-hulled and small-meated. You need a hammer to crack one of those things. (Here in Georgia,) we've been doing some work in the woods and had been setting up a chair in the shade of a hickory tree. However, the nuts drop with such violence that we now caution the women and children to stay out from under the hickory tree. But I do not know "pignuts." 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]