Indian summer

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Thu Sep 30 18:15:01 UTC 1999

My understanding is that the warm spell known as Indian Summer can *only*
occur in Fall. A warm spell after November would be just that, not Indian

maberry at

On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Andrea Vine wrote:

> 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".
> Andrea

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