Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 11:28:39 -0500
From: Elizabeth Gregory WPODOM1.AGCOM.egregory[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TAEXGW.TAMU.EDU
Subject: Re: pop one's fingers -Reply
FWIW, I am a native Alabamian (born in Montgomery in 1962), and I
don't use this term; I say "snap" instead.
However, the person I remember using the term most (and I don't
remember her ever using "snap") was an African-American woman born in
1902 on a farm near Montgomery. She was a very dear friend of my
family, and I spent the vast majority of my time with her when I was
a child. And she was in fact the person who taught me how to "pop" my
I must have used "pop" as a child (I adopted many of the features of
her dialect), but I don't recall the switch to "snap."
e-gregory[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]tamu.edu