Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 14:12:40 EDT
From: Michael Montgomery N270053[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VM.SC.EDU
Subject: No subject given
Your "whose ear?" etymology sounds believable to me, but for Indianans
to indulge in ear-shearing is tame stuff compared to their neighbors to
the east, where combatants gouged eyes until the last was left standing
with his intact. All the rest would be on the ground moaning "Oh! (my)
eye, oh!" Or is this just a tale made up in Indiana?