Church key (was: Set-ups (was "Boilermakers"))

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Apr 3 22:36:45 UTC 2000

Kentucky, Wisconsin, Mississippi - runnin' short on region folks.

>Peter A. McGraw wrote:
>> No one in the "church key" thread has so far suggested that it's a regional
>> term, but in my experience it has been.
>> I remember it as a common term during my grad school days in Wisconsin.
>If it's regional, the region is pretty large.  I've heard the term in
>Mississippi for as long as I can remember.
> -- Natalie Maynor (maynor at

Dennis R. Preston
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