Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 23:59:48 -0500 From: James C Stalker 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 , V, 152, and two other examples, one from the and one from the . JCStalker stalker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]