Indian summer

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Sep 30 18:34:48 UTC 1999

                An ex-Minnesotan (and hopefully not a wet sheep)

At 12:30 PM 9/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
>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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