Query about "revlets"
Joan Houston Hall
jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Fri Jun 18 16:50:39 UTC 1999
DARE has a 1978 letter from Ian Hancock in which he says the following:
"Do you have 'revlets' in DARE? I heard it for the first time the other
day and have confirmed it twice since. It is Afro-American, child's
speech, and refers to the particles of food from one's mouth which find
their way into a bottle of soda when one gives another a swig...If someone
asks for a drink from your soda bottle and that person is eating something
at the same time, he's told 'don't get no revlets in my soda!' White
friends remember having a word for the same thing, but it wasn't the same
Is anyone familiar either with 'revlet' or with a synonym?
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