frying pans

Page Stephens hpst at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Feb 13 17:04:07 UTC 2004

My late friend Clayton McMichen who was from Georgia was a member of Gid
Tanner's Skillet Licker Band aka known among names as Gid Tanner and The
Skillet Lickers or Gid Tanner and The Lick the Skillet Band.

Since Clayton died some 30 years ago you know how old I must be.

I just called my mother who is 88 years old and who grew up in Centralia,
Illinois and who still lives there what she called a pan in which she fried
bacon, eggs and pancakes, and she called it a skillet.

I hope this is of some use.

Page Stephens

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathryn Remlinger" <remlingk at GVSU.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 12:11 PM
Subject: frying pans

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> Subject:      frying pans
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> I might be the least credible here, but in my central Ohio dialect I say
> "skillet," no matter the metal. I use a couple descriptors like "iron
> skillet" if it's made of iron, "non-stick skillet," for the teflon
> types, and "electric skillet". I picked up the use of "fry pan," not
> "frying pan,"  in eastern KY, but I usually don't use those terms.
> Kate
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