Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 12:23:59 -0400


Subject: Re: Larry Davis: a gentleman and scholar of the old school

As Brent Hutchinson noted, I'm most familiar with "raised right",

though not from Appalachia-- my dad's from Muskegon MI, my mom from

Athens GA (a good hour south of the mountains). I think it's from my

mom, and that both the credit and blame in fact generally attach to

the mother: so the negative is, "Didn't your mama raise you right?"

[She did.] It's also interesting because if you accuse someone of not

being raised right, you're in theory not blaming them, but undercover

you're casting a slur on their mama-- so it's pretty serious. Is this

true of HT also?