Dix notes & Dixie (a false etymology)
dmuschel at MAIL.GCSU.EDU
Sun Aug 8 11:15:15 UTC 1999
Your use of "false" in the subject line has a definitive (as well as
pejorative) connotation, though the message seems to indicate there is
still room for doubt and, thus, further research.
At 09:56 PM 8/7/99 EDT, you wrote:
> I ran "dix note" and "dix notes" and "dixies" through the Making of
>America database, Accessible Archives, Historical Newspapers Online, and I
>think one other database. I added "note" so I wouldn't get ole General Dix.
> There were no relevant hits. Actually, I don't think there were ANY hits!
> There is therefore, in my opinion, ZERO chance that "dixie" comes from dix
>(ten dollar) notes.
> There is a minstrel named Dixey from Philadelphia to consider. I thought
>I discussed him here before. Maybe some other time I'll find my papers...
Dept. of English, Speech, and Journalism
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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