"German" for a Dance

Michael McKernan mckernan at LOCALNET.COM
Sun Jun 14 04:29:39 UTC 2009

Quoting Murrah Lee <mclee at MURRAH.COM>:

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> Subject:      "German" for a Dance
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> A high school friend recently reminded me of high school dances in the
> 50s and 60s that were called "germans,"  at least in Lufkin, Texas.
> It was an all night dance chaperoned by parents that was not
> officially sanctioned by the school and not held on school property.
> I don't know whether that was a local term or was more widespread.
> Does anyone have any information on "german" used to describe a dance?
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