Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 16:12:17 EDT
From: BRENT D HUTCHINSON bdhutc01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: Larry Davis: a gentleman and scholar of the old school
On John Baugh's query re equivalents to the "'hood" use of H[ome] T[raining]--
In the African American community, saying that someone had good "HT" or
worse, that someone "ain't got no HT" is a way of distinguishing those
who are considerate of others, and those who simply lack such training.
Are there comparable expressions in the white community (in the U.S. or
--sounds similar to the French "bien elev'e(e)". I don't know any colloquial
English equivalent in the white community.
Here in Appalachia, the term "raised right" is quite prevalent and is used to
mean the same thing for whites. I guess that the negative equivalent would be
"not raised right"?!
Brent Hutchinson & Diane Gardner
Morehead State University