herikan [sp?]

Michael Sheehan wordmall at AOL.COM
Fri Jun 4 21:22:44 UTC 2010

Inquiry from a local teacher:  "In conversation on several occasions
the term “herikan” (not sure how to spell it) came up. It’s evidently
a hillbilly type term meaning way out in the country. Perhaps it’s
similar to boondocks?  Do you have any resources that might lead to
its origin?

Michael J. Sheehan

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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