Indian summer

Andrea Vine avine at NETSCAPE.COM
Thu Sep 30 17:57:23 UTC 1999

Apparently I'm the only one who has heard the term "Indian summer" used to
describe the warm spell in late winter/early spring which is subsequently
followed by another cold spell.  And having heard it used thusly, I always
interpreted the "Indian" portion to be derogatory and connoting falseness or
deceit, such as the use in "Indian giver".


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