Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 07:25:53 -0500 From: Robert Ness Subject: Re: Neck Hue The term in Carlisle, PA is "hooftie." It's cited in DARE. On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Beverly Flanigan wrote: > A similar label in Bloomington, Indiana was "stoney," for the kids > whose parents worked in the limestone quarries south of town, and for > all non-town, non-IU kids. Cf. "farmer," "plowboy," etc. up North. > > The social stereotyping extends beyond schoolkids, unfortunately. An > ESL teacher here was sneering at the speech of local kids just the > other day, noting in particular a neighboring town called Chauncey (how > do you all pronounce that name, by the way?) and adding, "Thank > goodness my kids are out of school" (presumably to avoid coming "under > the influence" any longer). Sadly, a linguist colleague commented that > Ohio elementary school teachers should all be required to take courses > in teaching ESL so they could teach Standard English as a Second > Dialect to these kids. >