Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 14:12:40 EDT

From: Michael Montgomery N270053[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VM.SC.EDU

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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?

Michael Montgomery