beyond the pail

Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Fri Mar 7 18:58:06 UTC 2003

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 09:37:11 -0800 Anne Gilbert <avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET>

> While "bucket" and "creek" are more usual(nowadays, at least), in My
> Fair
> State of Washington, I've actually *heard* "pail" and "crick" --

I have been watching this thread with hope of enlightenment, in vain so
far. Are you people saying that there is something non-standard about
"pail"? I have always used "pail" and "bucket"  (PA and NY) as exact
synonyms and never considered that there was anything regional about it.

I live in a mixed crick/creek area, though crick is used more (but not
exclusively) by older people. But even a creek speaker would never say,
"Lord willin' and the CREEK don't rise."


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