Bob Haas highbob at POP.MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Aug 5 18:38:28 UTC 1999


Thanks for bringing the Urban Legends website to my attention.  I don't know how
verifiable the info is--after all, it's about urban legends--but it's a lot of

"A. Vine" wrote:

> I searched the ADS-L archive and didn't see any relevant postings.  So I
> searched the Web and came up with this:
> http://www.urbanlegends.com/language/etymology/dixie.html
> which presents several theories, nothing conclusive.  I was just wondering if
> any of the etymological wizards on this list have something more conclusive.


Bob Haas
Department of English
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                        "Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"

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