Derivation of the word oaktag
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 20 21:40:46 UTC 2002
At 6:28 PM -0600 12/19/02, Millie Webb wrote:
>FWIW on my end: I grew up in Minnesota, and have lived "Up North" (MN, MI,
>WI) my whole life. I had never heard it called "oaktag" until this question
>came up. Now, I have not been an elementary school art teacher either...
>But to me, it has always been "tagboard" or "poster board". This might lend
>some more credence to the "NY-Thang" theory. Where are you checking in
>from, Gerry? -- Millie
Not everyone from NY knows from "oaktag". Neither my wife nor I (b.
1944/45) is familiar with the term--we've always called it "poster
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