Squat - revisited

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed May 29 12:04:39 UTC 2002

Nice to know y'all Kentucky corn-crackers kin still hit a squirrel
tween the eyes with a .22.



>In a message dated 05/28/2002 11:37:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>JMB at STRADLEY.COM writes:
>>>   PS: For regional idiomatic speech freaks, in the Ohio Valley (S IN, S
>>>   IL, N KY region) we also got "what the little boy shot at" when we
>>>   got nothing. Is this more widespread?
>>        Never heard "what the little boy shot at" in southern Kentucky.
>>   John Baker
>Of course not.  In Kentucky there is an old tradition of how to teach a boy
>to shoot.  You give him the family rifle and ONE round of ammunition and tell
>him to bring back dinner or go hungry.
>Hence in Kentucky "what the little boy shot at" is hopefully on the table.
>         - James A. Landau

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
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