Derivation of the word oaktag

Laurence Horn 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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