End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Nov 1995 to 27 Nov 1995 ************************************************ There are 24 messages totalling 559 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. toboggan 2. Zero or "o"? (8) 3. Heartburns (4) 4. /w/ and /hw/ (3) 5. Re(2): toboggan (2) 6. Language Translation Request 7. w-hw 8. blonded? (2) 9. Don Nelson puts behind 10. Crawford's "Hold Your Tongue" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 02:05:34 -0500 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: toboggan Marla, In NW NC, I grew up with the word "toboggan" meaning knit cap. Have no idea where it comes from. Bob Haas University of North Carolina at Greensboro rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu On Sun, 26 Nov 1995 mlbroom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sau460.saumag.edu wrote: > 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 referto these snow hats as toboggans. Has anyone else heard this name for a knit > cap? marla >