Permafudgies; Rainfill

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Mon Jun 12 15:12:44 UTC 2000

My recollection is that "fudgies" was originally used on Mackinac
Island, MI, the location of several fudge specialty shops, to refer to
visitors to the Island. I don't know how far beyond the Island the word
is now used.


"Steve K." wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Laurence Horn wrote:
> > 1)  I was wondering how wide the domain of 'fudgies' was (i.e. whether it
> > was specifically a Youper (Upper Peninsula) expression)...
> I'm from the Flint area, and I've never heard it, if you're trying to
> establish a southern boundary. Ask people from Clare or Grayling, although
> I doubt they'd have it. It makes sense that Lelanau County would have it
> though, I'd bet the other LP county bordering the Straits
> (Emmet? Charlevoix? I forget) would have it too. For what it's worth.
> --- Steve K.

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