Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Sat Feb 26 15:44:27 UTC 2000

I too have heard it "all my life." And I was raised in India!

James E. Clapp wrote:

> 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

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