highbob at POP.MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Sep 30 13:44:25 UTC 1999
Ditto on the summery weather in the fall, Natalie. I've not heard of the
new usage here in piedmont NC.
Natalie Maynor wrote:
> I don't know the origin of the term, but I've noticed lately what
> seems to be a change underway in its usage. I've always assumed that
> it meant a brief return of summer-like weather in the fall, after having
> had cooler weather. Lately, however, I've heard it used to refer to
> the first cool days in fall.
> --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)
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