James E. Clapp jeclapp at WANS.NET
Sat Feb 26 07:45:46 UTC 2000

Sallie Lemons wrote:
> I have heard picayune
> from the cradle. I was raised in New York City by parents raised in the
> midwest.

Conversely, I was raised in Iowa by parents from western New York State,
and I too have heard it from the cradle (which was 1943).

It would indeed be a shame to see this delightful and useful
word--obviously not a regionalism--disappear.

James E. Clapp

More information about the Ads-l mailing list