Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 15:46:44 -0700 From: Allen Maberry Subject: Re: Mouse/Mice=House/Hice The term Web-foot predates the U of O (founded 1876, if I remember correctly) Earliest example in Dictionary of American English (Univ. of Chicago, 1938-1944) is from 1864 in the Oregon State Journal. Term is also used in Nash's "Two Years in Oregon" (1882). Seems to refer more to the high amount of rainfall than to anything else. Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Native Web-foot On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, Jessica Sklar wrote: > Hmm... kinda mysterious... Does the message mean "One webfoot" is the nickname > of one Oregonian, and "two webfoots" is the nickname of two? Specific > Oregonians, or Oregonians in general? My only guess is that it has to do with > the U. of O., whose sports mascot is the Duck... is this a possibility? > > Jess >