Re: [ADS-L] -SS -> -ST?

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Dec 1 16:36:39 UTC 2006

In a message dated 12/1/06 8:52:21 AM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> Fiesty (the normal spelling by the way pretty much all over the
> South) dogs (and people for that matter) may have their label derived
> from flatulence, but the current sense anywhere I know it carries not
> one iota of the semantics of this precursor.

In the South, the term for the farty little dog itself is "fice"--no "t"

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