Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 18:07:39 -0500 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Re: toboggan >It was very confusing to hear the woman say, "I've lost my toboggan, I must >have knocked it off in the car!" Since there was no snow and no hill, I > was really confused so I asked her what she was talking about and she said she had lost her hat! It was a knit ski hat. Many people in southwestern Arkansas refer to these snow hats as toboggans. The Canadians use "toque" (took? tuk?) for knit ski hats. I think it may be from their Francophones. yorshiku Benjamin Barrett