Indian summer

Patrick Courts courts at AIT.FREDONIA.EDU
Thu Sep 30 16:30:35 UTC 1999

An ex-student of mine--New York State born and bred--got a teaching job in
North Carolina. In a discussion with her students, they told her that all
Northerners smell like "wet sheep." are any of view familiar with this term
being applied to people--Northerners in particular--and if so, can you tell
me anything about its derivation or how it came into being?


Please Note: I must use a voice software program that sometimes
mis-translates what I say, or mistakes my breathing for words and inserts
things like "of, in, the" etc. In the rush of doing e-mail I sometimes miss
these errors in my proof reading. My apologies.

Patrick L. Courts
Professor of English
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
e-mail:  courts at

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