Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Sep 5 20:58:11 UTC 2007

At 12:20 -0400 04/9/07, Charles Doyle wrote:
>When my son played high school football (in Georgia) in the late
>1980s, the players--most of whom were African American--would
>affectionatey refer to their teammates (including white ones) by
>appending "Dog" to forenames or nicknames, especially monosyllables:
>Thus "Lew-Dog" and "Mike-Dog" and "Vince-Dog" (for example).

I am called B-dog (or perhaps it is B-dawg) by a friend of mine. He
is a white Texan--I am white.


Barbara Need

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