Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 14:12:40 EDT From: Michael Montgomery Subject: Dennis: 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