Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 14:17:18 -0700
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: Mahen Hell (was Southern hospitality)
Am I the only person on this list who never heard the expression "mahen
hell" before this exchange? I also didn't find it in my AHD, the only
dictionary I have handy at the moment. Can someone enlighten me about it?
On Wed, 9 Oct 1996, Barnhart wrote:
There was, for your information, a similar opportunity to represent the
American Dialect Society at the installation of the new president of Bank
Street College of Education in New York City. It was my honor to do so. And
"what in the mahen hell" this is doing on the ADS-L is to let people know
that, at least, I had a good time doing it. THAT'S WHAT IN THE MAHEN HELL!