The Charlotte Observer relays a question

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon May 22 04:49:59 UTC 2006

>>  "Is 'line ditching' a common term in the
>>Union County area?"
>steve hartman keiser thinks it's mostly a central ohio thing, and
>that's where i first came into contact with it, though my daughter. ....

On quick search, I find only one example at Newspaperarchive, from
Coshocton OH, 1956, referring to the high school cafeteria line.

-- Doug Wilson

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