Date: Sun, 23 Oct 1994 11:50:52 -0400 From: Bob Lancaster Subject: forty-leven Shane - My grandparents and parents both used "forty-'leven" as a semi-joking reference to a lorge but undeterminate number. They were from Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, so it was certainly more widely distributed than Kentucky and Tennessee. Bob Lancaster SUNY emeritus. English slancaster[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]